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2014 Gigondas “Terrasse du Diable”


2014 Gigondas “Terrasse du Diable” Les PALLIÈRES - Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant


Not far from the ancient Roman center of Gigondas lies Domaine Les Pallières, a treasure of the southern Rhône whose striking terroir has long been known to produce some of the most elegant wines of the appellation. The mistral-swept landscape is defined by the spectacular Dentelles de Montmirail, the vertical limestone outcrops deeply embedded in Provençal lore. Nestled against the Dentelles’ northern slopes, Pallières is blessed with a unique microclimate. This cuvée mainly consists of Grenache from terraced vineyards up to 400 meters in altitude—a topography that distinguishes Gigondas from other crus of the Rhône and also ranks high within the appellation, so to speak. It ferments spontaneously before being racked by gravity to old foudres for a long élevage, then is bottled unfiltered. The result is a deep, velvety red that exudes the essence of Provence, recalling black cherry and réglisse with a stony tension that will hold it together for many years. –Anthony Lynch


  • Vintage 2014
  • Bottle Size 750mL
  • Blend 90% Grenache, 5% Mourvèdre, 5% Clairette
  • Appellation Gigondas
  • Country France
  • Region Southern Rhône
  • Vineyard 45 years average, 10 ha
  • Soil Red sandy clay, Limestone, Scree
  • Winemaker Daniel & Frédéric Brunier
  • Aging Wine ages in cuves for 10 months, then in foudres for 12 months
  • Farming Lutte Raisonnée
  • Alcohol 14.5%

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