A Fresh Approach For Gigondas: First Ever UK Press & Trade Tasting

Over 25 producers from the Rhône Valley's Gigondas AOC are coming to London this November in a bid to boost awareness of the region and its wines amongst the UK Press and Trade.

The tasting on 10th November is the first time that producers from the Appellation, which gained its official status in 1971, have exhibited together in the UK.  "We feel that the UK Consumer could know our wines a lot better," explains current Gigondas Inter-Rhône Co-President Louis Barruol, "and the first step in achieving this is to educate the Trade about our terroir, our wines' freshness and finesse and their considerable ageing potential."

Located in the South Eastern Rhône Valley, the 1,220 hectares of Gigondas vineyards are planted at up to 500 metres in altitude in the foothills of the Dentelles de Montmirail - a geological feature which also helps protect the vines from damaging winds and excessive summer temperatures.  "The terroir that we have in Gigondas is quite unique for the Rhône Valley, and is a wonderful balance for the natural richness of the Grenache grape," comments Barruol.

The Tasting, open to the UK Press and Trade, will be held in central London and features two Masterclasses - 'The Ageability Of Gigondas' and 'Gigondas And Its Terroir'.  Further information can be obtained from emma wellings pr - t 020 8996 5168 / alison@ew-pr.co.uk.

Exhibiting Producers:

Domaine Brusset  l  Domaine Les Goubert  l  Domaine du Terme  l  Domaines Paul Jaboulet Aîné  l

Domaine de Font Sarade  l  Domaine Saint Gayan  l  Domaine Saint Damien  l  Vidal Fleury  l

Domaine des Bosquets  l  La Bastide Saint Vincent  l  Mas des Restanques  l  Maison Gabriel Meffre  l  Montirius  l  Domaine Raspail-Ay  l  Moulin de la Gardette  l  Domaine Les Teyssonnières  l

Domaine du Grapillon d'Or  l  Château de Saint Cosme  l  Famille Perrin  l  Domaine du Cayron  l

Domaine Pierre Amadieu  l  Domaine de Font-Sane  l  Domaine du Pesquier  l  Domaine Bertrand Stehelin  l  Domaine Paillère & Pied-Gû  l  Domaine des Florets  l  Arnoux et Fils  l  Domaine La Bouissiere