Domaine La Bouissiere Gigondas 2006

Rhone Red Blends from Cotes du Rhone, Rhone, France

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Item No. 99163
  • ST92
  • WS91
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Winemaker's Notes

Incredibly seductive and pure, the wine opens with an expressive perfume of blueberries and licorice before it overwhelms you with a rich mouthful of sweet red/black fruits that are structured, complex and completely captivating.

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 Cotes du Rhone

A Cote of Many Grapes The appellation of Cotes du Rhone encompasses much of the land of the area, not to mention much of the wine - over two-thirds of the wine produced here is of the Cotes-du-Rhone appellation. Wines here need only be from the Cotes de Rhone geographic area (which is fairly large) and consist of one or more of the 22 varieties permitted. Being such a wide...

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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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