Dom. Brusset Gigondas le Grand Montmirail 2003

Grenache from Gigondas, Rhone, France

Item No. 87858
  • red wine
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2000
  • WS94
  • 1999
  • RP91
  • ST88
  • 1998
  • WS94

Winemaker's Notes

Brusset's traditional Gigondas, Le Grand Montmirail, comes from a sunny, due South facing terraced slope. The grapes are harvested entirely by hand, and vinified without destalking for 15 days in temperature controlled vats. Next the wines are matured in small oak barrels for 18 months before release. Le grand Montmirail is brilliantly hued, carmine red in color, with aromas of sweet red berries and violets, very elegant and full bodied in the mouth.

Learn About Dom. Brusset

Thirty year old Laurent Brusset is the intense, perfectionist winemaker at this 52 year old domaine. Started by his grandparents in 1947 with three hectares of vineyards in Cairanne, today the total is some 85 hectares, with five hectares in the Cotes de Ventoux, 25 hectares in Mondragon (Cotes-du-Rhone), 40 hectares in Cairanne (cotes-du-Rhone-Villages) and the crown jewel, 20...

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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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