Domaine St Damien Gigondas Les Souteyrades 2017

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Domaine St Damien Gigondas Les Souteyrades 2017

Country - France

Region - Rhône

Grape Varieties - Grenache 80%, Mourvèdre 20%

Alcohol by volume - 15%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Domaine Saint Damien

Tasting notes - Exotic and alluring with aromas of warm fig and elegant notes of dark chocolate. Complex and powerful on the palate with fine-grained tannins and a lingering finish. Exotic and alluring with incense and warm fig cake aromas that then meld into warm bittersweet chocolate, blackberry confiture, and dark coffee aromas. Fine-grained and long on the finish.

Awards
92-94 pts, Robert Parker, 2019

Domaine St Damien Gigondas Les Souteyrades 2017

Powerful and opulent on the palate yet with a silky and
full mouthfeel and a lovely long black pepper and
savoury finish.


Producer Note
Saint Damien was an early Christian saint (martyred in the year 287 A.D.), who was
considered to be the patron saint of doctors. A chapel was built in his honour in the
tiny hamlet of La Baumette, just outside the village of Gigondas, where Joel Saurel
the owner of the domain lives. In 1979, the name Saint Damien was introduced into
the name of the domain. Four generations have worked on this family estate since
1821 and in 2013 Romain joined his father on the estate. It has been certified organic
since 2012.


Vineyard
The belief in the natural expression of terroir led the Saurels to introduce "la lutte
raisonnée" in 1996. The vines are cultivated using sustainable methods and a
reduced amount of chemicals, in order to respect the land and its environment. The
soils are made up of limestone and clay with glacial deposits.


Winemaking
The long, slow fermentation took place in concrete vats and lasted for six weeks,
extracting the desired amount of aromatics, flavour and colour compounds from the
perfectly ripened berries. Maturation lasted for 12 months in oak foudres. Vinified with
minimal intervention, the wine was then bottled without any fining or filtration.


Tasting Note
A powerful wine showing sweet fruit, prunes and hints of pepper with a smooth
texture; fine fruit and structure with a lovely length.


Grape
Grenache 80%, Mourvèdre 20%

Awards
92-94 pts, Robert Parker, 2019

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