Caves des Papes Gigondas Oratorio 2000

Grenache from Gigondas, Rhone, France

Price: $22.99
Item No. 55312
  • WS90
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Winemaker's Notes

Shows amazing balance with smooth, supple fruit, spice, licorice, and herbs du provance. A blend of Grenache, Syrah and Mourvedre.

The south of France is home to many historic vineyards and legendary winemaking families. Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Gigondas and Crozes Hermitage are three of these classic appellations.

Founded in 1859, Caves des Papes, located in the historic town of Chateauneuf-du-Pape, is the oldest and largest producer in this region.

Learn About Gigondas

(jhee-gon-dahs) The muscleman of the Southern Rhone, Gigondas is situated right under the rugged, rocky range of the Dentelles de Montmirail - a sign of the rustic, edgy flavor found in wines from the area. The region, once a Cotes-du-Rhone village, earned its own appellation in 1971. Producing reds and roses, Gigondas creates top quality reds sometimes rivaling its...

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Learn About Grenache

Grenache (greh-NAASH) Sun-Worshiper This sun-worshiping grape gets ripe and loves hot, dry weather. Popular in Spain (called Garnacha), Australia and the southern Rhone region of France, Grenache is the primary grape in regions such as Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Tavel, and Priorat. It's often tamed by less fleshy, more structured grapes like Syrah...

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