The fruity, spicy and lovely easy to drink red wine Gigondas La Tour, comes from the family owned estate Montirius, located in the municipality Beaumettes in southern Rhône in France. We have here a blend of 80 % Grenache and 20 % Mouvédre grapes from vines that are grown organically and biodynamically with utmost respect for nature and biodiversity. The bouquet of Gigondas La Tour is a luscious compote of red and black cherries, violet, dried herbs and a slightly earthy and animalistic note. The wine is juicy on the palate with lots of black currant, dark plum, black pepper and juniper flavours while the very fine-grained, harmoniously integrated tannins, give the wine a supple, creamy mouthfeel. The tingling acidity makes it elegant, and despite the slightly high alcohol level of 14 %, the wine appears well-balanced and pleasantly silky and cool. We recommend an hour of decanting before serving the wine slightly chilled at 16-18 ° C. The wine goes well with rich autumn and winter dishes with for instance red meat, lamb, game, stews and savoury sauces. The wine is a pleasure to drink now, and will continue to evolve in the bottle for another 5-10 years.
The house Montirius has been in the ownership of the Saurel family for five generations. The Saurel family cultivates 58 hectares of vineyards stretching into three different Rhône areas; Gigondas, Vacqueyras and Côtes du Rhône. Some of the vines are very old, for instance half of the vines in Gigondas were planted in 1925 by the ancestor Gaston Saurel. Today Eric and Christine Saurel run the business with excellent help of their three children Justine, Manon and Marius. The name Montirius is actually a combination of the three children’s names.
All the wines at Montirius, are fermented with native yeasts and exclusively matured in neutral concrete vats and sometimes stainless-steel tanks, to preserve and express the pure character and quality of the fruit. A concrete vat is a neutral vessel which doesn’t add any particular flavour to the wine, like for instance small oak barrels do. The Saurel family has a low-intervention approach to wine making, where every form for manipulation, additives and sulphites are banned. At the same time the wines are closely monitored with help of the newest technology and as such the family is always in control. Only the very best wine makers are able to produce high quality wines in this minimalistic manner. The family has received countless awards for their passionate work for biodiversity, but also for their actions on social responsibility as a company.
The ambition of Montirius, is to create authentic wines with a true sense of place. All the wines are produced with strict biodynamic methods and Montirius were the first producer to get certified biodynamic in Vacqueyras and Gigondas back in 1999.
Montirius Gigondas La Tour
Type of wine: Red wine
Style: Powerful and complex
Grapes: 80 % Grenache, 20 % Mouvédre
Serving: 16 ° C
Pairings: Red meat, lamb, game, stews and sauces. Perfect for Christmas dinner.
Size: 75 cl
Alcohol: 14 %
Winemaking: Harvest by hand. Fermented with native yeast and matured in concrete vats
Green attitude: Certified Organic, Biodynamic, Vegan, Gluten Free
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