In essence the finest producers in the south of the valley have harnessed the expertise of one of the greatest names in the North to forge a new and dynamic range, working with some of the best growers in some of the best vineyards.
The vines are located at the South-Western end of the Appellation, at the heart of the historical village of Gigondas. This wine gets its exceptional aromas from vines spanning less than 1 hectare of pre-Phyloxera vines (with nearly 100 years in age). The yields are very small and the production is limited to 1500 bottles a year.
The 2016 Gigondas L’Argnee is 100% Grenache, drawn from a prephylloxera parcel of 130-year-old vines on deep sand. It captures the light, floral essence that Grenache is capable of under these conditions, adding delicate berry fruit and finishing with amazing elegance and length. It is the Chambolle of Gigondas. [93 Points, Joe Czerwinski- October 2017, robertparker.com]