A Bottle of Gigondas from the Cellar
Contributor blog post by Jill Barth:
Last fall during a visit to Gigondas, I had lunch with Thierry Faravel, proprietor and winemaker at Domaine le Bouïssière. Thierry and his brother Gilles are second generation vignerons, tending vines planted by their father Antonin, who grew grapes for the co-op for 41 years (not uncommon in Southern France).
…Continue reading here for Jill’s account of her lunch with the vintner and a reminder that wine’s complexity is always changing. The Southern Rhône wines from Gigondas are predominantly Grenache (up to 80%), a grape that likes the rocky limestone conditions and the Mistral wind that blows away any humid air. In this post, Jill also makes some cheese pairing suggestions for wines from the region.