“Famille Tardieu has become one of the best micro-negociant in Rhone Valley. Nowadays, Bastien and Michel are exploring the vineyards to find grapes from very old vines, often located in the historical heart of each appelation. Then the link is made with the wine-grower, from the vine to the harvest. A real mutation has occured on the last vintages : large quantities casks, whole bunches vinification for some “Cuvées” and moreover, a leisurely ageing. You touch the sublime at each bottle.” Bettanne & Desseauve 2017
Tardieu-Laurent's Gigondas 2020 is a dry red wine produced in the Rhône Valley wine region of France.
A terribly dry summer period will follow this rather wet start of the year. Dry once again. Once more. Bitter observation : 2020 is the third year in a row to suffer so badly from harsh drought… Fortunately, the nights are cool. As a result, the few “mean” rains granted by Mother Nature become “life-saving” blessings. The vines survive, adapt…
And this is relevant to epigenetics, according to the learned term used by one of our Confreres… Only the Very Old Vines, meticulously worked, meet the expectations of the most demanding Vignerons. At the cost of low to extremely low yields... Nevertheless, by the grace of their deep roots, once again, the Very Old Vines recall that they are the key to success, in an odd Vintage too !
- Domain Maison Tardieu-Laurent
- Vineyard Côtes du Rhône Méridionales
- Color Red
- Vintage 2020
- Classification Grand Cru
- Culture Sustainable agriculture
- Alcohol degrees14.5°
Eye, bouquet, palate