La Ferme du Mont Gigondas Cotes Jugunda 2012
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Our vines grow in a completely natural environment in harmony with Provencal vegetation. The vines are tended all year long with the sole aim of producing top quality fruits. No chemicals or pesticides are used (other than in the case of disease). We believe that Fine Wine can only be produced from top quality grapes.
Vintage after vintage FDM renews the tradition of the lasting bond between extraordinary grapes and their unique soil to produce wines of excellence. Owner and Winemaker Stéphane Vedeau and his team use their passion to produce the finest wines. As an independent family business, FDM has a duty to offer excellent service to its clients, to establish and maintain long term relationships and to preserve the land ready to pass on to the next generation.
The Southern Rhone region of Gigondas extends northwest from the notably jagged wall of mountains called the Dentelles di Montmirail, whose highest point climbs to about 2,600 feet. The region and its wines have much in common with the neighboring Chateauneuf-du-Pape except that the vineyards of Gigondas exist at higher elevation and its soils, comprised mainly of crumbled limestone from the Dentelles, often produce a more dense and robust Grenache-based red wine.
The region has a history of fine winemaking, extending back to Roman times. But by the 20th century, Gigondas was merely lumped into the less distinct zone of Côtes du Rhône Villages. However, it was first among these satellite villages to earn its own appellation, which occurred in 1971.
Gigondas reds must be between 50 to 100% Grenache with Syrah and Mourvèdre comprising the bulk of the remainder of the blend. They tend express rustic flavors and aromas of wild blackberry, raspberry, fig, plum, as well as juniper, dried herbs, anise, smoke and river rock. The best are bold but balanced, and finish with impressively sexy and velvety tannins.
The Gigondas appellation also produces rosé but no white wines.