Ch. du Trignon Gigondas 2007
Grenache from Gigondas, Rhone, France
Brillant ruby color. Notes of toast, mocha, "guarrigue" and cloves. A fresh , powerful attack. Full- bodied, complex structure. Delicate oakey finish.
Wine Spectator - "Nicely rounded, with a solid core of mulled plum, dark currant and fig paste flavors, kept lively by nicely integrated acidity and a long, black tea- and mineral-filled finish. This has weight, but stays stylish."
International Wine Cellar - "Bright ruby. Sexy, highly perfumed aromas of black raspberry, garrigue, cola and woodsmoke. Lush and creamy in texture, with deep dark berry preserve flavors and gentle tannins rising on the back half. Very suave, open-knit wine with strong finishing sweetness and lingering spice and herb notes."
Ch. du Trignon Winery
Château du Trignon has been in the hands of the Roux family since 1896. For many years it was run by André Roux - he retired in 1987 and the property is now managed by his nephew, Pascal. The château and winery are located in Sablet, one of the most picturesque Côte du Rhône villages. It produces a wide variety of wines but is most renowned for its Gigondas. View all Ch. du Trignon Wines
About Gigondas(jhee-gon-dahs) Chateauneuf-du-Pape.
Notable FactsThe wines of Gigondas are muscular and robust. Kind of an old-school type wine if you will. Not concentrating on being high-tech, easy-drinking or smooth, this wine is an in-your-face red, daring the consumer to try it's spicy, leathery, soulful juice. Good producers are making wines able to age for up to 10 or 15 years, although if you like robust wines, you'll love them now too. Grenache is the main grape, making up to (but not to exceed) 80% of the wine, Syrah & Mourvedre make up the majority of the extra 20%, although some other Cote-du-Rhone varietals can be found in small amounts. Rosé is seen less in the export market, but make good, spicy, dry wines.
About France - Other regionsWhen it comes to wine, France is a classic. Classic blends, grapes and styles began in the country and they still remain. Think about it - people ask for a Burgundian style Pinot Noir, they refer to wines as Bordeaux or Rhone blends - Champagne even had to pass a law to stop international wineries from putting their region on the label of all sparkling wine.
The top regions of France are: Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, Languedoc-Roussillon, Loire, Rhone. And these regions are so diverse! It makes sense that wine regions throughout the world try to emulate their style. Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah are no longer French varieties, but international varieties. They may not be the leader of cutting edge technology or value-priced wines, but there is no doubt that they are still producing wines of great quality and diversity.
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