Full-bodied, silky & elegant, the Gigognan Cotes du Rhone is a must have for all French wine lovers! A relatively young estate for the Southern Rhone, Chateau Gigognan was established in 1996 by husband and wife team Anne and Jacques Callet. While the winery itself is going through a rebirth, the property and vineyards have been in existence since the 17th century. Located only 10 minutes from famed Chateauneuf du Pape, these vineyards were coveted and governed by the archbishops of Avignon. Today, the winery has been completely modernized and this Cotes du Rhone is a customer favorite. With classic Cotes du Rhone notes of blueberries, cherry liqueur, licorice and spices the Chateau Gigognan is a terrific value!
"A bright and fresh vintage for the perennial favorite. Red plums and fresh herbs comingle on the nose. The palate is super silky in texture with loads of dark cherry, violets, spiced garrigue all unfolding into a wave of velvet tannins and finishing ripe. Another exceptional effort from this estate." The Wine Buyer, 92 Points