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Domaine St Damien Gigondas La Louisiane Rhône Valley 2014

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Notes of liquorice and a small hint of orange and spice with a mouthfilling texture. A powerful wine yet retaining elegance and classic terroir character.

Awards 90Pts, Wine Spectator, 2016

93Pts, Robert Parker, 2016

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£ 148.61

£ 24.77 per bottle

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Vintage2014
Bottle/Unit SizeCase of 6 Bottles
Bottle Size75cl
Case Size6 Bottles

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Notes of liquorice with a hint of spicy orange and raisiny fruit and a mouthfilling texture. Classic Gigondas
Producer Note
St. Damien was an Early Christian saint (martyred in the year 287 A.D.), considered the patron saint of doctors. There was a chapel to his honour in the tiny hamlet of La Baumette, just outside the village of Gigondas, where Joel Saurel, the owner of the domaine, lives. The name Saint Damien for the domaine was introduced in 1979. Four generations have worked on this family estate since 1821. In 2013 Romain joined his father on the estate. The estate has been certified organic since 2012. Vineyard
The vineyards are situated on the terraces of Gigondas, in the 'lieu dit' of La Lousiane. The Grenache dates from 1942, the Mourvedre from 1977 and the Cinsault from 1951. The vines are grown in poor soils with red alluvial stone fragments. The harvest dates are determined by the maturity and flavours of the grapes, with each variety being picked at its optimal maturity level. Winemaking
The vinification was carried out parcel by parcel, in order to respect the specific characteristics of each terroir. Each variety was slowly vinified separately for approximately six weeks in concrete vats under temperature controlled conditions. Several weeks of maceration and regular pump-overs took place, in order to extract the desired levels of colour, flavour and fine tannins. Following the fermentation, the wines were then carefully blended and the resulting wine was matured in oak barrels for a period of 12 months. This wine was bottled without fining or filtration. Tasting Note
A classic Gigondas with rich raisiny fruit, notes of liquorice and a hint of orange spice leading to a beautifully textured palate. Powerful, yet retaining elegance, this is wonderfully expressive of its terroir. Serving Suggestion
This delicious wine accompanies both rich and savoury meat dishes as well as dark chocolate desserts.

Country - France

Region - Rhône

Grape Varieties - Grenache 80%, Mourvèdre 15%, Cinsault 3%, Syrah 2%

Alcohol by volume - 14.5%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Domaine St Damien

Tasting notes - A classic Gigondas with rich raisiny fruit, notes of liquorice and a hint of orange spice leading to a beautifully textured palate. Powerful, yet retaining elegance, this is wonderfully expressive of its terroir.

Awards 90Pts, Wine Spectator, 2016

93Pts, Robert Parker, 2016

Domaine St Damien Gigondas La Louisiane  Rhône Valley 2014

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Domaine St Damien Gigondas La Louisiane Rhône Valley 2014

Notes of liquorice and a small hint of orange and spice with a mouthfilling texture. A powerful wine yet retaining elegance and classic terroir character.

Awards 90Pts, Wine Spectator, 2016

93Pts, Robert Parker, 2016

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