The village of Gigondas was a back headquarter for Roman armies, who gave it the name "Jucunditas", which means joy. Gigondas was the first Côtes-du-Rhône Villages to become an AOC and is one of the most awarded appellations of the Rhône Valley. By blocking exposure to the rising sun, the Dentelles de Montmirail mountains ensure slow ripening of the Grenache variety, the main grape grown in Gigondas.
The Les Cabassières vineyard is near the village of Gigondas and benefits from exposure to the setting sun at the foot of the Dentelles de Montmirail. The vines are 40-years old and grow on pebbly limestone soil, producing full-bodied wines with excellent aging potential.
Red cherry flavors ring out with bell-tone clarity in this wine, herbal notes edging the ripe, juicy flavors. It feels cool and fresh, with a little vanilla and spice to smooth over the stony flavors beneath the fruit.