A blend from low-yielding hand-picked vines comprising 70% Grenache, 10% Syrah, 10% Mourvèdre, and 10% Cinsault. Two thirds is fermented in vats, the balance in two- to four-year-old demi-muids (600 litre oak barrels native to the region). This wine boasts a deep carmine colour and ripe red fruit aromas with a touch of mineral and vanilla. The palate is generous and full-bodied with silky tannins and an exceptionally well-integrated finish.
“Made from the lower portions of Brusset’s holdings in Gigondas, the 2018 Gigondas Tradition les Grands Montmirail is 80% Grenache, with the balance a mix of Cinsault, Mourvèdre and Syrah. Boasting plenty of raspberry fruit, it’s firm and chewy at this stage of its evolution.”
(89-91) points, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate, October 2019