Grand Montmirail Gigondas Vieilles Vignes

"Well Worth Seeking Out:" 2020 Grand Montmirail Gigondas Vieilles Vignes

Yves Cheron and his family consistently make one of the top-value Gigondas' on the planet, and their 2020 is no exception. A very good vintage in the Southern Rhone, this Grenache-led blend is plump, ripe, and generous, and as Jeb Dunnuck said, it is "well worth seeking out." While I'm sure this has some staying power (10 to 15 years), I'm going to have trouble keeping my hands off of it. 

Domaine du Grand Montmirail Gigondas Les Deux Juliette

2020 Grand Montmirail Gigondas 'Les Deux Juliettes' Vieilles Vignes

94 points Yours Truly, 93 points Jeb Dunnuck ($68 suggested retail)

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Let’s start with Dunnuck's glowing and very accurate review: "Coming from older vines and 60% Grenache, 30% Syrah, and 10% Mourvèdre, the 2020 Gigondas Vieilles Vignes is more medium-bodied and elegant, with a solid spine of acidity and ripe, polished tannins. Giving up lots of both red and black fruits as well as notes of Provençal garrigue, spice, and leather, this is well worth seeking out. It’s going to hit the ground running and keep for 15 years in cold cellars." My notes are nearly identical.

I don't know if you've checked Gigondas' prices recently but finding a world-class version for less than $40 is increasingly difficult. It's a region that has been "discovered" by many, and demand is up while supply remains the same. How such a glorious and artisan wine can be produced in France, shipped to the US, and make it to Table Wine's shelves and sell for such a fair price is astounding to me. Once you get this wine in your glass, I think you'll agree. 

I’ve long been a fan of Montmirail's wines. I think we’ve carried every vintage back to 2010. Over the years, I’ve come to recognize a Grand Montmirail “house style” of sorts. Their wines are always some of the most forward, plump, and silky of any coming out of Gigondas. Cheron and his team pick their grapes full ripe, and they ferment some of the Syrah in barrel, and it's this combination of full developed grapes and oak aging that gives this wine its "wow factor" and its seamless and polished personality.

It's first come, first served on this one folks, and I can promise you we'll never offer this at such a low price again. With just 168 bottles available at deal pricing, this will be gone in a flash. My advice to you -- act fast!

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Josh Spurling
Owner, Operator, Wine Monger
Table Wine Asheville