AOC Ventoux

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History of a personality :
Black Grenache 50 %
Syrah 50 %
Degrees : 14.5 %
Capacity : 75 cl

History of a soil :
With GIGANTIS, the VIGNERONS DU MONT VENTOUX winery shows the world their terroir can produce outstanding wines. The name GIGANTIS was inspired by both the Mount-Ventoux also known as the “Giant-of-Provence” and by the fact this wine is a huge, gigantic Côtes du Ventoux.
A world-acclaimed Rhone Valley winemaker specialising in oak-barrel-ageing, Michel Tardieu, was brought on board for the project.

Soils : limestone scree gravels 3 to 4 m thick.

History of a know-how :
The crop was carefully sorted out and totally de-stemmed.
Each grape was vinified apart. The alcoholic fermentation was triggered exclusively by indigenous yeasts.
The wine was then racked and transferred into oak-barrels (Dom Laurent) and cement vats.
The malo-lactic fermentation was completed into oak-barrels.
Following Michel Tardieu’s philosophy, the wines are respected as much as possible avoiding any aggressive handlings.
No fining nor filtration was applied and the bottling was effected in a very soft way by gravity.
A top quality natural 49 mm cork stopper was used.

History of sensations :
Eye : Deep purple-ruby robe almost inky.
Noze : On the nose, aromas of olive, pepper and coffee are combined with the fruity dominant characteristic -black cherry, jammed raspberry – with, in gusts, hints of Provençal herbs.
Mouth : Still not very developed in mouth, GIGANTIS unveils by steps a generous concentration of fruit. A scented and powerful wine with an opulent finish. The propitious balance between the tannins and the acidity, enables to forecast for this outstanding Côtes-du-Ventoux an exceptional ageing capacity.

Histoire of pleasure :
Drinks well with meat and venison dishes and well matured cheeses.


GIGANTIS will reach its peak of maturity in 5 to 10 years and should keep for many years after that.

Serve at : 17/18 ° C

Medal(s) and reward(s) :
91/100 Parker

VMV  Vignerons du Mont Ventoux
620, Route de Carpentras 84410 BEDOIN

Tél. : + 33 (0) 490 12 88 09
Fax. : + 33 (0) 490 65 64 43

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