2022 Domaine la Bouïssière


2022 Gigondas: final blend from tank 70% Grenache & 30% Syrah 50% destemmed. Deep colour, very ripe on the nose, the palate is very blue fruited, dark cherry, meaty, fruit pastille, very moreish, vibrant and sweet with long long flow, there is also a slight saline note, really drinkable and very enjoyable, will need 3-5 years before approaching, much more elegant than previous vintages, tannin is not so evident, but liquorice minerality shines through.L&S (Oct 2023)

75cl bottles (case of 12)

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The 2022 Gigondas originates from a vineyard 350 meters above sea level with a northwestern exposure. Both factors increase the diurnal range and help the grapes to retain acidity. As a result, this 2022 red shows all the flavor ripeness so typical of the 2022 vintage, yet it maintains sufficient acidity. Structured and juicy, it mingles red and black cherry, raspberry and licorice with a floral twist of rose petal and orange blossom. Plush tannins add gentle grip to this promising Gigondas, finishing utterly complex. Drinking range: 2025 - 2034 Rating: 91-94 Nicholas Greinacher - (Jan 2024)

72% Grenache, 26% Syrah, 2% Mourvèdre. Vinified in concrete tanks. Aged in tanks (35%) and two- to five-year-old foudres (65%). Tank/cask sample. Tasted blind. Ripe red fruits with a perfumed note of violet and blueberry. The palate is soft, rounded and ripe, with a long and structured finish. The tannins are present but have a nice richness to them. A savoury spiced note comes through on the cooling finish. Drinking range: 2025 - 2033 Rating: 16 Alistair Cooper MW - (Nov 2023)

Thierry and Gilles Faravel's Domaine la Bouïssière in Gigondas is exceptional in many ways, 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 for ten to fifteen years.


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