Ogier Gigondas Dentellis

Gigondas, Rhône

Tasting Notes

Appearance:
Frank ruby color.
Nose:
Elegant and complex nose with aromas of fruits, kirsch and hints of brushwood and menthol notes.
Palate:
Round and full-bodied, and at the same time very elegant and quite fresh. Long and fruity finish with hints of vanilla.

Tasty dishes and meat, casseroles.

VINIFICATION:
Destemming and crunshing – Cold pre-fermentation  maceration (12°C) during 3 days for the Syrah grapes –  2 to 3 times of racking during fermentation and daily  pumping over during the maceration – racking if  necessary. Temperature controlled at 28°C-30°C.
AGEING:
12 months in « foudres » oak barrels of 60 to 80 hl  which are 1 to 15 years old.

GRAPE VARIETIES:
Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre

SOIL:
Stony red clay alluvium on slopes and terraces.

Tasting Notes

Appearance:
Frank ruby color.
Nose:
Elegant and complex nose with aromas of fruits, kirsch and hints of brushwood and menthol notes.
Palate:
Round and full-bodied, and at the same time very elegant and quite fresh. Long and fruity finish with hints of vanilla.

Tasty dishes and meat, casseroles.

VINIFICATION:
Destalking – crunshing – Cold pre-fermentation maceration (12°C) during 3 days for the Syrah grapes – 2 to 3 times of racking during fermentation and daily pumping over during the maceration – racking if necessary. Temperature controlled at 28°C-30°C.
AGEING:
12 months in foudres oak barrels of 60 to 80 hl which are 1 to 40 years old.

GRAPE VARIETIES:
Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre

SOIL:
Stony red clay alluvium on slopes and terraces.

Tasting Notes

Appearance:
Frank ruby color.
Nose:
Elegant and complex nose with aromas of fruits, kirsch and hints of brushwood and menthol notes.
Palate:
Round and full-bodied, and at the same time very elegant and quite fresh. Long and fruity finish with hints of vanilla.

Tasty dishes and meat, casseroles.

VINIFICATION:
Destalking – crunshing – Cold pre-fermentation maceration (12°C) during 3 days for the Syrah grapes – 2 to 3 times of racking during fermentation and daily pumping over during the maceration – racking if necessary. Temperature controlled at 28°C-30°C.
AGEING:
Wooden vats, Barrel

GRAPE VARIETIES:
Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre

SOIL:
Stony red clay alluvium on slopes and terraces.

  • 89-91

    points

    Jeb Dunnuck, September 2019

    "Leafy herbs, blackberries, spice box, and earth garrigue notes all emerge from the 2018 Gigondas Dentellis. It's a quality, possibly outstanding, Gigondas offering medium-bodied richness, ripe tannins, and a good finish. It's very well done."

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  • 91-93

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    Vinous, February 2020

    "Deep violet color. Powerful cherry and boysenberry qualities on the nose, along with suggestions of candied licorice and pungent flowers. In a weighty style, offering bitter cherry, blue fruit and dark chocolate flavors that slowly turn more lively with air. Chewy tannins add solid grip to a long, smoke- and spice-tinged finish that emphatically echoes the cherry note."

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  • 90

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    Vinous, February 2020

    "Brilliant ruby. Ripe, expansive cherry, red berry and floral scents pick up a hint of garrigue with air. In a juicy, open-knit style, showing very good depth and appealingly sweetness to its raspberry and cherry flavors. Finishes supple and long, with building spiciness and rounded, even tannins that come on late."

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  • 92

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    Wine Spectator, November 2020

    "Well-built, delivering a juicy core of red and black currant fruit inlaid with lively savory, tar and mineral accents. Good grippy energy through the finish. Should unwind fully with near-term cellaring. Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre. Best from 2021 through 2025. 3,333 cases made, 2,500 cases imported."

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  • 90

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    Jeb Dunnuck, September 2018

    "The same blend, the 2016 Gigondas Dentellis is finer and more elegant, with slightly more minerality, terrific blackberry and black raspberry fruits, medium body, and fine, polished tannin. It's another seamless, incredibly satisfying 2016 that’s going to drink well for 7-8 years. While I don’t know the price, I also suspect this will represent a terrific value."

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  • 92

    points

    Wine Enthusiast, December 2018

    "Plump black plum and berry aromas are accented by hints of violet and dried mushroom on the nose here. It's a plush but soft-spoken wine with richness balanced by finely edged tannins and bright acidity. The finish lingers on an elegant but savory tone. Enjoy now–2028"

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  • 92

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    Wine Spectator, October 2018

    "Delightfully pure, with crushed cherry and red currant fruit streaming through, laced with subtle savory, chalk and violet notes. Gains grip steadily through the finish as the fruit and other elements flesh out with air. Best from 2019 through 2028. 1,600 cases made, 400 cases imported. "

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  • 93

    points

    Wine Advocate, August 2018

    "Raised in foudres and demi-muids, the 2016 Gigondas Dentellis is a stunning effort, redolent of flowering garrigue and ripe black cherries. It's full-bodied and creamy in texture through the mid-palate, ripe and concentrated, with a long, silky finish. A blend of 85% Grenache and 15% Syrah, this should drink well for a decade or more."

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2018 Ogier Gigondas Dentellis – 91-93 points, Vinous – Sell Sheet

2018 Ogier Gigondas Dentellis – Tasting Notes

2017 Ogier Gigondas Dentellis – 90 points, Vinous – Sell Sheet

2017 Ogier Gigondas Dentellis – Tasting Notes

2016 Ogier Gigondas Dentellis – Tasting Notes

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