Gabriel Meffre "Sainte Catherine" - Gigondas (Red)

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Product SKU
RH72
Vintage: 2017
A deep aubergine robe, an intense black-fruit nose of plums and dark cherry and a full, intense presence on the palate. A thread of garrigue (rosemary, thyme, juniper) spice runs from start to finish, which is long and generous.
$58.00
Country FRANCE Region Gigondas Grape Varietal Cinsault, Grenache, Syrah

Product Description

Description

A deep aubergine robe, an intense black-fruit nose of plums and dark cherry and a full, intense presence on the palate. A thread of garrigue (rosemary, thyme, juniper) spice runs from start to finish, which is long and generous. Vintage in image may vary. Refer to wine facts for current vintage.

How to pair it

  • Meat This Gigondas marries beautifully with roast pigeon with raisins and a tart garnished with porcini and wild mushrooms mousse

Accolades

Awards

Vinous 91 Points

Former wine journalist for The Wine Advocate and Barolo & Champagne expert, Antonio Galloni founded his own website that offers wine reviews, industry and lifestyle articles

Robert Parker Wine Advocate 91 Points

Probably the most famous and influential wine critic and journalist in the world, Robert Parker founded the famous American magazine, The Wine Advocate and made his 100-point system a benchmark for the entire industry.

Jeb Dunnuck 92 Points

An American wine critic and journalist specialised in domestic, Bordeaux and Rhone Valley wines and is a former writer for The Wine Advocate.

Jancis Robinson 15.5 Points

Internationally recognised British wine journalist and critic, Jancis Robinson is one of the few influential women in wine and is among the top educators in the industry.

Critique Review

The 2017 Gigondas Sainte-Catherine is a different beast and is more pretty, fresh, and Burgundian, with complex notes of strawberries, violets, sappy garrigue, and pepper. It’s complex, medium-bodied, has ultra-fine tannins, and a great finish. Jeb Dunnuck, September 2019"

Jeb Dunnuck, September 2019

Wine Facts

More Information
Grape Varietal Cinsault, Grenache, Syrah
Vintage 2017
Region Gigondas
Country FRANCE
Producer Gabriel Meffre
Average age of vines 30-40 years
Production method Traditional
Harvest method Hand Picked
Fermentation & maceration Fermentation lasts approximately 3 weeks with temperatures limited to a maximum of 28° to 30° C. This favours an generous expression of the fruit and limits the extraction of harsh tannins.
Aging 35% of the cuvée is placed to oak barrels of one and two years for 11 months of maturing before being blended back with the vat-aged portion. The ageing in vats lasts for 12 months before bottling.
SKU RH72

Vineyard Info

The story of the Gabriel Meffre Winery began in 1936, when Gabriel and his wife, both passionate about wine, created their ‘Négociant-Vinificateur’ business in Gigondas. More than 80 years later, the family business has built on its strong foundations and has established its reputation as a leading Winery in the southern Rhone Valley.

GABRIEL MEFFRE "SIGNATURE" WINES. Delicious and savoury from day one: this is the commitment of our Gabriel Meffre "signature" wines. For each appellation, and in keeping with the characteristics of the vintage, our know-how is recognisable through our experienced blending of "terroirs" and grape varieties. This wine is a homage to Catherine of Alexandria, a 4th century poet and philosopher, that the church of Gigondas took the name of Sainte Catherine. The vineyards are situated on marl limestone deposits of the Jurassic and Cretaceous periods, with a mix of sand and clay of the Tertiary era. The climate is Mediterranean, significantly influenced by the dry Mistral wind, a high level of annual sunshine and low rainfall, concentrated mostly in the Spring and Fall seasons.

Description

A deep aubergine robe, an intense black-fruit nose of plums and dark cherry and a full, intense presence on the palate. A thread of garrigue (rosemary, thyme, juniper) spice runs from start to finish, which is long and generous. Vintage in image may vary. Refer to wine facts for current vintage.

How to pair it

  • Meat This Gigondas marries beautifully with roast pigeon with raisins and a tart garnished with porcini and wild mushrooms mousse

Awards

Vinous 91 Points

Former wine journalist for The Wine Advocate and Barolo & Champagne expert, Antonio Galloni founded his own website that offers wine reviews, industry and lifestyle articles

Robert Parker Wine Advocate 91 Points

Probably the most famous and influential wine critic and journalist in the world, Robert Parker founded the famous American magazine, The Wine Advocate and made his 100-point system a benchmark for the entire industry.

Jeb Dunnuck 92 Points

An American wine critic and journalist specialised in domestic, Bordeaux and Rhone Valley wines and is a former writer for The Wine Advocate.

Jancis Robinson 15.5 Points

Internationally recognised British wine journalist and critic, Jancis Robinson is one of the few influential women in wine and is among the top educators in the industry.

Critique Review

The 2017 Gigondas Sainte-Catherine is a different beast and is more pretty, fresh, and Burgundian, with complex notes of strawberries, violets, sappy garrigue, and pepper. It’s complex, medium-bodied, has ultra-fine tannins, and a great finish. Jeb Dunnuck, September 2019"

Jeb Dunnuck, September 2019
More Information
Grape Varietal Cinsault, Grenache, Syrah
Vintage 2017
Region Gigondas
Country FRANCE
Producer Gabriel Meffre
Average age of vines 30-40 years
Production method Traditional
Harvest method Hand Picked
Fermentation & maceration Fermentation lasts approximately 3 weeks with temperatures limited to a maximum of 28° to 30° C. This favours an generous expression of the fruit and limits the extraction of harsh tannins.
Aging 35% of the cuvée is placed to oak barrels of one and two years for 11 months of maturing before being blended back with the vat-aged portion. The ageing in vats lasts for 12 months before bottling.
SKU RH72

The story of the Gabriel Meffre Winery began in 1936, when Gabriel and his wife, both passionate about wine, created their ‘Négociant-Vinificateur’ business in Gigondas. More than 80 years later, the family business has built on its strong foundations and has established its reputation as a leading Winery in the southern Rhone Valley.

GABRIEL MEFFRE "SIGNATURE" WINES. Delicious and savoury from day one: this is the commitment of our Gabriel Meffre "signature" wines. For each appellation, and in keeping with the characteristics of the vintage, our know-how is recognisable through our experienced blending of "terroirs" and grape varieties. This wine is a homage to Catherine of Alexandria, a 4th century poet and philosopher, that the church of Gigondas took the name of Sainte Catherine. The vineyards are situated on marl limestone deposits of the Jurassic and Cretaceous periods, with a mix of sand and clay of the Tertiary era. The climate is Mediterranean, significantly influenced by the dry Mistral wind, a high level of annual sunshine and low rainfall, concentrated mostly in the Spring and Fall seasons.