When working on the Gigondas Report I discovered that the region, as is usually the case, has a great deal more to offer than what one might originally see. I think the reason for this is that everyone looks at Gigondas and thinks, “Oh, Châteauneuf-du-Pape Junior… and for less money!” Such assumptions are pretty much always wrong because if an appellation is created, then there’s probably a reason for it. And you see that here what with more acidity to the wines, less “woof”, and the vintages not even really […]

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