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Saint-damien-gigondas-12
Color:
Red
Body/Type:
Full Bodied
Style:
Traditional
Size:
Bottle, 750 ml
Winery:
Domaine Saint Damien
Grapes:
Grenache / Garnacha and Mouvedre
Serve At:
59°-64° F
Region:
France > Rhone > Gigondas

This top cuvee is comprised of 80% Grenache and 20% Mourvedre with all grapes coming from 60+ year old vines that have been biodynamically farmed for the last 3 years. Aged in old wood foudres and bottled unfined and unfiltered, this wine is impressively rich and loaded with herbal tones while maintaining a spectacular restraint. Ready to enjoy now or for the next 15 years.

Joel SAUREL is the youngest of 7 children in a great family of winegrowers. He was raised amongst the scents of soil and an ancestral know-how that combines both tradition and new farming technologies.

Saurel is deeply attached to the land, believing that soil is the only true master of a wine, and has thus followed the principles of Integrated Farming production since 1996.
The soil is kept alive through careful ploughing and organic fertilizers; everything is sought to bring forth the natural qualities of the soil.

Since early 2009, the vineyard has respected the requirements and specifications of Organic Farming processes. Saint Damien should receive its Organic Agriculture certification in 2012.

Gigondas, along with the rest of Southern Rhône has a Mediterranean climate that differs from its northern neighbour, which has a more continental climate. The main geographical feature in Gigondas is the Dentelles de Montmirail, a small range of mountains that divide the appellation into two distinct areas – one with a cooler climate and one with a hotter. But height is also an important factor, as wine is being harvested as high as 600 meters.

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