2017 Gigondas, Domaine la Bastide St Vincent, Southern Rhone, France
"the 2017 Gigondas is an identical blend of 75% Grenache, 15% Mourvèdre and 10% Syrah, all aged in tank. The ripe Grenache shows in hints of stone fruit and ripe cherries and the silky, supple tannin structure. Full-bodied and fruit-forward, this pretty wine offers early-drinking elegance." Joe Czerwinski, Aug 2019, 92 Pts, drink 2019-26.
Bastide Saint Vincent is a family owned estate and consists of 20 hectares of vineyards spread over half a dozen different villages in the southern Rhône, including Gigondas and Vacqueyras. Winemaker and owner Guy Daniel uses minimum intervention in both the vineyard and the cellar resulting in wines that are elegant, understated and provide substantial drinking over the medium term.