Wine By The Bottle
Current View: French Reds
Bottle Price: $65.00
Bin: 471
Name: Domaine Les Pallieres "Terrasse du Diable" Gigondas
Vintage: 2014
Region: Gigondas AOC, Rhone, France (WS:91 - Best from 2016-2024) 90% Grenache/5% Mourvedre/5% Clairette
Varietal: French Reds
Producer: Domaine Les Pallieres
Country: France
Rating: 91 Points-International Wine Cellar; 88 Points-Wine Spectator; 88 Points-Wine Advocate

Tasting Notes: A perfumy style, with sandalwood and balsa wood notes forming the frame for a core of lightly steeped plum and red currant fruit. The finish lets black tea details waft through alongside a hint of iron. Drink now through 2024. 700 cases imported. — JM
Galaxy Notes: 90% Grenache, 5% Mourvedre, 5% Clairette. 45 year old vines. Grapes are sourced from lieux-dits Poncet, Thomas, Les Pallières, and Terrasse du Diable. The domaine consists of a single 334-acre estate comprising 62 acres of vineyards and 272 acres of pine and oak. Grapes from about 40%of the plantings go into the “Terrasse du Diable” blend Property is located at the extreme north of the appellation. All vineyards are sustainably farmed. Harvests are done by hand. Two rigorous sortings of the grapes. Grapes are partially de-stemmed and pressed gently by pneumatic press. Traditional fermentation lasts 25-30 days in temperature-controlled cement cuves and wooden vats Wine ages in cuves for 10 months, then in foudres for 12 months Wine is bottled unfiltered and is released two years after the harvest “Terrasse du Diable,” encompasses the low-yielding vines from the higher altitudes that express great structure and intense minerality.
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