2016 La Font de Tonin Domaine la Bouïssière

Grapes Mourvedre, Grenache
Colour Red
Origin France, Rhône
District Southern Rhône
Village Gigondas
ABV 15%

Deep bright-rimmed ruby. Highly perfumed, spice- and mineral-accented red and blue fruits, candied flowers and a suggestion of incense on the incisive nose. Stains the palate with sweet raspberry, cherry and boysenberry flavors that take on succulent herb and exotic spice nuances in the midpalate. The extremely long, focused finish features sneaky tannins and an emphatic echo of sappy red fruits and floral pastilles. Drinking range: 2024 - 2034 Rating: 95 Josh Raynolds, (Feb 2020)

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Deeply colored, the 2016 Gigondas La Font De Tonin is a blend of 81% Grenache and 19% Mourvèdre that was brought up mostly in tank. It has a ripe, opulent yet balanced style to go with loads of dark fruits, leafy herbs, and pepper. With medium to full body, a rounded, sexy texture, and building tannin, it's another smoking good wine from this estate. Drinking range: 2018 - Rating: 93-96 Jeb Dunnuck, 2018)

Domaine la Bouïssière

Thierry and Gilles Faravel's Domaine la Bouïssière in Gigondas is exceptional in many ways, but perhaps apart from the personality of Thierry himself, it is the site of the vineyard, high up under the 'Dentelles de Montmirail' which makes the defining difference.

In contrast to the vines being baked on the plains of stones at the foot of the hill, the Bouïssière vines benefit from cooling air at night falling from the high peaks, and the wines retain a freshness and subtle persistence which is very different to the sometimes bludgeoning broadness and alcoholic heat of the wines on the plain.

Gilles and Thierry Faravel employ non-interventionalist practices to make wines as naturally as possible, resulting in wines of immense concentration and depth, with true vibrancy and the capacity to age ten to fifteen years.

They've come back to 80% whole bunch fermentation - as Thierry says, it's their form of acidity, it gives the wines more energy and tension, and stops them getting too heavy. Thierry describes the 2015s as being more massive, while the 2016s are 'more gourmand', and certainly these seem very easy to enjoy, fresh and balanced despite being quite powerful.

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