Gigondas 2017 dazzles The Wine Advocate and receives a 94-Point rating!
This Southern Rhône Valley estate was created in 1936 with sheep breeding as its main purpose. Viniculture was a complementary project during this time. However, the vineyard developed further in the Sixties and additional parcels were purchased in Sablet and Vinsobres. Present-day, Domaine des Pasquiers is currently run by the Lambert brothers, Jean-Claude and Philippe, who prioritize organic farming techniques across their 87 hectares in the following appellations: Gigondas, Côtes du Rhône Villages Sablet, Côtes du Rhône Villages Plan de Dieu, AOP Côtes du Rhône, and Vin de Pays de Vaucluse.
“Bottled just one week before my June tasting visit, the 2017 Gigondas was showing no ill effects. A 50-50 blend of Grenache and Syrah that never sees oak, it’s full-bodied and remarkably silky at the same time. Cherries and blueberries are carried by a nearly suede-like texture, plush, and mouthcoating, while complex hints of clove, allspice, and star anise emerge on the long finish.” – Joe Czerwinski, The Wine Advocate