Wine of a beautiful dress of a deep black. On the nose, it is characterized by notes of liquorice, violet and black fruits. In the mouth, it is delicate and powerful at the same time. Grainy tannins, beautiful olfactory return. The aromas of the nose are found in the mouth.
Blend: 80% Grenache – 20% Mourvèdre
The 2016 Gigondas Terres des Aines is 80% Grenache and 20% Mourvèdre that’s super ripe but stays lively and fresh. Garrigue notes help with that, adding lift to the brandied black cherries and stone fruit. Full-bodied, creamy and supple, it’s huge but graceful, lingering elegantly on the finish. It should drink well for a decade.
Gentle, fresh earth aromas lurk behind blackberry and blueberry fruit. It’s full and flowing with that characteristic purity and glossy smoothness that’s Montirius’ calling card. A long, flowing finish, very well balanced and landing neatly.
The same blend, the 2016 Gigondas Terre Des Aines is more opulent and sexier, with lots of blackberry fruit, peppery herbs, earth, and spice aromas and flavors. It’s ripe, rounded, and beautifully textured on the palate, with the purity of fruit that’s the hallmark of this great vintage.
This is elegant, with cassis, cherry preserve and damson plum fruit gliding through on a silky but persistent structure. Mineral and black tea notes gild the finish. Very refined overall. Drink now through 2022. 3,330 cases made.