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2018 Gigondas “Terrasse du Diable” MAGNUM

Domaine Les Pallières

Much mystique remains in the Terrasse du Diable. On the surface is an abundance of violets and velvet, amid a cooling sensation of a cold spring on a hot day. Below the surface lurks a bitter austerity, and hints of layers of surprises to be revealed over time.

Chris Santini

$94.00
Wine Type: red
Vintage: 2018
Bottle Size: 1.5L
Blend: 90% Grenache, 5% Mourvèdre, 5% Clairette
Appellation: Gigondas
Country: France
Region: Southern Rhône
Producer: Les Pallières
Winemaker: Daniel & Frédéric Brunier
Vineyard: 45 years average, 10 ha
Soil: Red sandy clay, Limestone, Scree
Aging: Wine ages in cuves for 10 months, then in foudres for 12 months
Farming: Organic (practicing)
Alcohol: 14.5%

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About Southern Rhône

map of Southern Rhône

The southern Rhône valley is Grenache country. It’s also known for its stones. With a viticulture history dating back well before the Popes arrived in the 12th century and one of France’s oldest appellations d'origine contrôlée, Châteauneuf-du-Pâpe, the southern Rhône is unquestionably one of France’s best known and premier winegrowing regions. The wines have the pedigree and age-worthiness of Burgundy and Bordeaux, but with a rustic, Mediterranean character. Like most wines from southern France, the reds, whites, and rosés are blends. Filling out the Grenache for the reds and rosés, you’ll often find Syrah, Carignan, Mourvèdre, and Cinsault. The common white grape varieties are Grenache Blanc, Clairette, Bourboulenc, Viognier, Roussane, and Marsanne among others. From the alluvial riverbed stones found in Lirac, Tavel, and Châteauneuf to the limestone cliffs of the Dentelles de Montmirail that influence Beaumes-de-Venise (where you’ll find excellent Muscat), Vacqueyras, and Gigondas, great terroir abounds.

Kermit’s entrance in the region came in the mid 1970s on his first trip with Richard Olney, an American ex-pat and friend of Alice Waters. On that trip, Richard introduced Kermit to the Brunier family of Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe. Soon after, Kermit began importing the Brunier’s wines—their Châteauneuf-du-Pape “La Crau” bottling remains a staple of our portfolio today. In the late 1990s Kermit teamed up with the Brunier family to purchase the famed Gigondas estate, Domaine Les Pallières. More than 40 years later, we now import wines from fifteen southern Rhône domaines spanning the entire area of the region.

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