Saint Gayan, Gigondas "Origine" 2015Regular price $35.00 Save $-35.00
Variety: Grenache, Syrah, and Mourvèdre
Domaine Saint Gayan is based in Gigondas where history dates back to Roman times. The Meffre family first planted vineyards in the 15th century; the same family continues this legacy while respecting the tradition six centuries later. The very high proportion of old vines (many up to 100 years) planted on poor clay, limestone soils results in lower yields and higher quality and concentration. Saint Gayan experiences a unique microclimate with no mist or mold due to “Le Mistral,” the haunting wind from the north that sweeps through the valleys at aggressive speeds. The climate is dry, yet reserves of water below ground compensate for lack of rain.
This is classic Gigondas blending Grenache, Syrah, and Mourvedre from vines about 45 years in age. “Origine” has a long ageing period before its release taking place in 600 liter oak barrels while the other 40% goes into concrete tanks. After its release, this wine can age very well for another 5-10 year.