In recent years, quality in Gigondas has risen steadily due largely to one reason: Warmer and later-running harvests have become the norm in the area, due to climate change. This has had a dramatic effect on the ability of the vineyards planted in higher altitude terraces, set amidst the Dentelles de Montmirail (the dramatic limestone outcroppings that define the appellation) to ripen fully, both for the main variety, Grenache, as well as the even later-ripening Mourvèdre.
Today I tasted at Domaine La Bouïssiere and St.-Cosme.
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