A Star Rises

Gigondas, deeply rooted yet increasingly dynamic, makes exciting Grenache-based reds
A Star Rises
The jagged peaks of the Dentelles de Montmirail tower above the high-elevation vineyards of Gigondas. (Andrew C. Kovalev)
From the Nov 30, 2018, issue
Gigondas has long been in the shadow of the Southern Rhône's lead appellation, Châteauneuf-du-Pape, yet the dynamic is changing. No longer the forgotten cousin, Gigondas is producing wines that are just as good as those of Châteauneuf. Wine Spectator's James Molesworth explains.

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