Domaine Raspail (Dominique Ay) Gigondas 2013 750ml
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Domaine Raspail (Dominique Ay) Gigondas 2013

Domaine Raspail (Dominique Ay) - Rhone Valley - France - Gigondas

Professional Wine Reviews for Domaine Raspail (Dominique Ay) Gigondas 2013

Rated 92 by Stephen Tanzer
Youthful violet color. Pungent, mineral-accented aromas of raspberry, garrigue and floral oils. Silky and complex on the palate, offering potent flavors of red fruit liqueur, lavender pastille and star anise. Rich but surprisingly lively, finishing with powerful thrust and shaped by supple, harmonious tannins.
Rated 90 by Robert Parker
Tasted out of bottle, the 2013 Gigondas is a smoking success in this vintage. Offering up classic raspberries, strawberries, ground herbs, licorice and sweet spice, it's medium-bodied and balanced on the palate with a layered, pretty and elegant style. It's not a heavy weight, and I wouldn't push the aging curve, but it's nevertheless a beautiful wine that will impress for at least another 5-7 years.

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Winery: Domaine Raspail (Dominique Ay)

Region: Rhone Valley

For over two thousand years, the southern French region of the Rhone Valley has been home to wine-makers and wineries of many different types. The ancient Greeks were the first to discover that a wide range of grape varietals can flourish in the rich soils and micro-climates which typify the region, and little has changed to this day. In the modern age, the Rhone Valley is recognized around the world as the home of excellent quality white, red and rosé wines, as well as some of the most highly respected blended wines on earth. The region is split into two distinctive sub-regions, with the cooler, continental northern sub-region producing primarily Syrah, Marsanne, Roussane and Viognier wines of exquisite quality, and the hotter southern sub-region growing a much wider variety of grapes.

Country: France

France is renowned across the globe for its quality wines and the careful expertise which goes into making them, but what is truly remarkable about this relatively small country is the vast range of wines it produces in such huge amounts each year. Not only are the finest red wines in the world said to come from the beautiful regions of Bordeaux and Burgundy, but elsewhere in the country we find the Champagne region, and areas such as the Rhone Valley and the Loire, whose white wines consistently receive awards and accolades by the plenty. This range is a result of the great variety of climatic conditions and terrain found in France, coupled with generations of wine makers working within single appellations. Their knowledge of specific terroirs and grape varieties has, over time, perfected the production of wines within their region, and the end results continue to impress the world to this day.