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Domaine Raspail-Ay, Gigondas, 2011


In the Southern Rhone it would be virtually impossible to find a red wine as good and as reasonably priced as the Gigondas from Dominique Ay.

Cardinal's Rating 92
Colour Red Wine
Grape Variety Grenache, GSM Blend, Mourvedre, Syrah
Country France
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In the Southern Rhone it would be virtually impossible to find a red wine as good and as reasonably priced as the Gigondas from Dominique Ay. As an appellation, Gigondas offers wines in a multiplicity of styles. There are over 70 different producers and all have their own approach. Raspail-Ay falls into the traditional camp, its wines being aged in large old oak ‘foudres’ for up to 24 months.

The dominant grape variety of Gigondas is always the Grenache, an excellent grape when correctly grown and vinified, and the backbone and mainstay of the majority of red wines in the southern Rhone valley. Generously giving sums up this grape's character. It produces about 80% of the red wine in this appellation with some Mourvedre and Syrah added to improve the overall balance and add a little bit more complexity and interest. Although these wines are perfectly approachable soon after bottling they can usually be expected to improve for up to a decade and often a good deal longer than that.
Producer / Vineyard Domaine Raspail Ay
Colour Red Wine
Vintage 2011
Country France
Area Rhône Valley
Region Southern Rhône
Appellation Gigondas
Grape Variety Grenache, GSM Blend, Mourvedre, Syrah
Body Full
Bottle Size Bottle (0.75)
Label Perfect
Wine Closure Natural Cork
Contents Full
Wine Rating
Cardinal's Rating 92
Recommended by Mark Savage (MW)
Tissue Wrap Available? Yes
Tasting Note Available? Yes
Giftbox Available? Yes
Greeting Card Available? Yes

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