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Cru Gigondas

The History of Cru Gigondas

The village of Gigondas would take its name from the Latin “gignit undas” which means “risen from the waters” for its numerous fossil traces found all around the village and even in the vineyard plots.

At the end of the XIXth and beginning of the XXth century, the village of Gigondas and its wines already distinguished themselves by obtaining medals in agricultural competitions throughout France. It was not until January 6, 1971 that the efforts and work of the winegrowers were rewarded: Gigondas then became the first Côtes du Rhône Villages to be awarded the rank of Cru de la Vallée du Rhône for its reds and rosés.

Under our feet…

The village of Gigondas would take its name from the Latin “gignit undas” which means “risen from the waters” for its numerous fossil traces found all around the village and even in the vineyard plots.

At the end of the XIXth and beginning of the XXth century, the village of Gigondas and its wines already distinguished themselves by obtaining medals in agricultural competitions throughout France. It was not until January 6, 1971 that the efforts and work of the winegrowers were rewarded: Gigondas then became the first Côtes du Rhône Villages to be awarded the rank of Cru de la Vallée du Rhône for its reds and rosés.

Red & Rosé wines

The Red Wines are mainly composed of Grenache Noir (50% min.) and at least 15% of Syrah and/or Mourvèdre. The vintages of this renowned Cru offer rich, powerful wines with a complex structure. These characteristics make them excellent wines for laying down.

The Rosés of the appellation are much rarer. Very discreet on the market, they are nevertheless very much appreciated by wine lovers. Blended with the same grape varieties as the reds, they give aromas of small red fruits with a beautiful generosity that will go well with rich dishes.