Country: France Region: Southern Rhone
Varietal: 70 % Grenache, 10 % Syrah, 10% Mourvedre, 10% Cinsault
Vintage: 2017 Colour: Red Style: Dry
Producer: Guillame Gonnet
Owner and winemaker of his family’s Chateauneuf du Pape estate since 2006, 'Guillaume Gonnet, Vigneron', was created by Guillaume and his Australian wife Kelly.
Guillaume Gonnet wines are the realisation of their dream to explore the potential of Southern Rhône grape varieties in varying terroir in the South of France, and around the world.
Guillaume and Kelly purchased their own plots in Chateauneuf du Pape in 2015. With their vines, and selected parcels, Guillaume continues to produce wine that reflects his philosophy for winemaking - Minimal interference with the “terroir effect” by following biodynamic agricultural principles, ensuring the wine is the right blend of Southern Rhone varieties - Grenache, Syrah and Mouvèdre, to attain complexity, balance and soft, elegant tannins and following an approach to aging using very little wood influence.
Soft round tannins, a very elegant wine. Red and black fruit bouquet, (cherries, blackberries), hints of garrigues, Christmas cake and peppery spice. A fine wine. This wine will open up beautifully if decantated at least 1 hour before serving
Food Matches: Provencal Daub, Coq au Vin, Magret de Canard (Duck), charcuterie such as Parma ham, spicy sausage and a selection of cheeses, such as comté and beaufort