Gigondas, Domaine des Bosquets 'Le Lieu dit' 2018
Grape variety: Old Grenache 100%
Le Lieu Dit is a section of land of 1.8 hectares, planted with old Grenache on sand orientated to the North. The exposure of the land creates a unique style of freshness and finesse. The geology of the land gives the wines a hallmark style that is silky, elegant, fresh and very 'Burgundy style'
Sheltered from the Mistral wind the 100,000 vines mature slowly. During the summer days are hot and nights are cool due to the altitude. The grapes are able to mature slowly and obtain maturity and complexity.
The grapes are 100% hand-picked and carefully sorted
On arrival at the winery 70% of grapes are de-stemmed and crushed. The plot is vinified separately. The vatting period lasts 30 days with three periods: cold fermentation, alcoholic fermentation and maceration/infusion with lees.
18 months in old 600l oak barrels. Blending takes place in concrete vats before bottling. The wines are matured over two winters rendering the wines naturally clarified and elegant.