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Gigondas, Rhône, stock photography samples, by Per Karlsson, BKWine.
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Gigondas is a wine village in the southern Rhone Valley. Today it is one of the village appellations, having the right to label it’s wines as AOC (AOP) Gigondas. It was one of the first village got receive that right, after having been one of the most highly regarded Cotes du Rhone Villages villages.
The village is a beautiful holiday destination; it is small, perched on the hillside, with a view over the vineyards. There are many wine shops and a few good restaurants in the village.
The wines from the Gigondas appellation are typical southern Rhone wines. They used to be quite austere, with high acidity and tannin but modern winemaking techniques have made them more approachable already when young. They are made from a blend of grape varieties: grenache is often the dominating one, with syrah and mourvèdre and a few others also permitted. The Gigondas appellation covers around 1230 hectares of vineyards.
The village and the vineyards are beautifully situated in the Vaucluse department at the foot of the Dentelles de Montmirail mountains.
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Rhone Gigondas Village - stock photo samples - Images by Per Karlsson