Domaine Santa Duc Gigondas

  • Les Saintes Vierges, Châteauneuf-du-Pape
  • Châteauneuf-du-Pape

    Les Saintes Vierges

              We have a special relationship with this terroir, one of the first on which we settled in the appellation. The old Grenache vines, supported by Mourvèdre and Counoise, seem to have a penchant for the finesse and lightness of these sandy soils situated in the southwester part of the appellation, which are slightly warmer than those of “La Crau Ouest”. The well-being of the vines reflects in the balanced taste of the wine, whose fine tannin structure entirely corresponds with the character of the terroir.

    Origin : Lieu-dit (single vineyard) Les Saintes Vierges, in the East of Châteauneuf-du-Pape.

    Varieties: 90% Grenache, 9% Mourvèdre, 1% Counoise.

    Vinification : Hand picked with a very selective sorting, short and soft maceration. Soft punching-down.

    Ageing : In big casks and terracotta jars during 18 months.

    Terroir : Brown to light brown limestone from Miocene «safre» (marly sand).

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