Domaine La Bouissiere Gigondas La Font de Tonin 2007

Rhone Red Blends from Gigondas, Rhone, France

Item No. 102305
  • red wine
  • boutique wine
  • ST93
  • WS93
Style: Big & Bold

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2005
  • ST93

Winemaker's Notes

The grapes for this special cuvée hail from some of the highest terraces in the Dentelles de Montmirail. A blend of 70% Grenache (50-year-old vines) and 30% Mourvèdre (75-year-old vines), aged 100% in barrel on fine lees. The "font," or fountain, refers to a picturesque site in the family vineyards so named by grandfather Antonin, the founder of the domaine. Always a cellar favorite—we've opened bottles with 10 and 15 years of age and they're still dynamic and fresh.

Critical Acclaim

"Rich and dense, but rounded and accessible, with gorgeous spice, mesquite and warm ganache aromas backed by fig bread, espresso and licorice snap notes. Muscular but fresh on the finish, with a tangy iron note adding length. Drink now through 2015."
93 Points

"Opaque purple. Potent dark berry, cherry and plum aromas are underscored by smoky mineral and pungent floral qualities. Sappy, palate-staining dark berry flavors pack serious punch and gain sweetness with air. The finish refuses to let up, with the floral element strongly echoing. This is at 16.7% alcohol right now and Faravel says that "it still has some sugar to eat." Looks to be a big, serious bruiser of a wine. 90-93"
93 Points

Learn About Domaine La Bouissiere

Thierry and Gilles Faravel have serious mountaineer credentials in Gigondas. While other altitude-challenged winemakers stick to vineyards at the foot of the towering Dentelles de Montmirail, these brothers are proud to stake a claim further up these dizzying granite slopes. This is mountain terroir, with cooler weather and demanding soils, a mix of limestone and clay. The...

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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 Rhone Red Blends

The Rhone region of France has a delightful selection of red varieties. There are 22 grapes allowed in the Rhone AOC, about half of them red. Most of these varieties are used as secondary blending partners, often comprising less than 10% of the blend. The primary red players of Rhone blends are Syrah, Grenache and Mourvedre. Most wines from the Southern Rhone use Grenache as their...

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