Domaine Santa Duc Aux Lieux-Dits – Gigondas Red 2011
The vineyards used for this wine are situated in 8 different localities of Gigondas (called "lieux-dits" in French). Thus the cuvee is called from different localities ("aux lieux-dits"). The wine was aged for 18 months, first in large oak tuns, then in concrete tanks before bottling.
75% Grenache, 15% Syrah, 5% Mourvedre, 5% Cinsault. Yves Gras is the passionate owner of Domaine Santa Duc and a legendary producer of the Gigondas, a very rocky, rugged mountain terrain located in Eastern Rhone Valley. The estate is situated in a section of Gigondas known as the garrigue. The garrigue is the arid, rocky section of vineyards that run north and south, mid-slope between the Ouveze and the Rhone Rivers. The roasted, dry soils are decomposed rock and the area is characterized by wild herbs, sage, and cedar.