Wine Region: Rhone Valley - France
Grape: Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre
Tasting notes: This wine has an intense colour, with aromas of red fruits and a spicy bouquet; fleshy, generous and powerful wines; a Gigondas reflecting the Terroir and the Tradition of the appellation.
About the winery:
Domaine Raspail-Ay has been raised as a cult Domaine in Gigondas (a village located in the southern part of Vallée du Rhône) thanks to a very long dynasty of vignerons that started from Eugène Raspail, a public figure of Gigondas who built Château Raspail and created the Domaine in 1854. They produce only Gigondas and only a single cuvée each year. Plantings are 70% Grenache, 20% Syrah and 10% Mourvèdre, all on the plain in front of the village. The vineyard is quite old (45 years old), offering a naturally high level of ripeness and concentration.