Grandes serres - Gigondas - La Combe des Marchands - red
La Combe des Marchands from the Grandes serres is a Gigondas produced from Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre and Cinsault. "Combe" means crossroads on Occitan and refers to the merchants who met in the past in Gigondas at the foot of Dentelles de Monmirail. The grapes are removed from their bunches after harvest and are fermented in temperature controlled concrete tanks with natural yeast. Long maceration with daily stirring (remontage). The finished wine is stored for 18 months, of which 20% on oak barrels.
- Country : France
- Region : Rhône-valley
- Grape variety : Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre, Cinsault
- Classification : AOP Gigondas
- Color : Red
- Vintage : 2016
- Alcohol degree : 14%
- Storage potential : At least 8 years
- Volume : 75 cl
Presentation of the vineyard
Grandes Serres is a winery and negoce business as well. The wine house was created by Camille Serres in 1977 and was taken over by Michel Picard in 2001. A wine house that has a large selection of meridional Rhône wines which often place themselves very well in local French wine guides.
A beautiful cherry red color with violet hueses. The nose is complex, mainly hints of cherry, black berries and spices. The palate is directly fresh and lively with elements of mature black berries. The tannins are soft and generous. To serve at 16-18 ° the next 8 years. Perfect with meat pots of various kinds or grilled red meat, preferably honey-marinated duck fillets.