Gigondas, Château Raspail 2021
Gigondas is the greatest of the smaller appellations in the southern Rhône and Château Raspail, run by the hugely talented Christian Meffre, makes one of its very best wines. Predominantly grenache, syrah and mourvèdre, this is a lovely cuvée we have been drinking in glorious, sunny Scottish highland weather.
An elegant, medium-bodied and peppery Gigondas from what is among the top estates in the appellation. Having initially offered this wine en primeur, we’ve managed to secure subsequent parcels which have been of the same great quality, and which you, our customers have loved.
A bit of history...
The name Gigondas is of Roman origin, the wines of which were highly prized by the ancient Romans. Appropriately, the estate’s current 19th-century Italianate château in the limestone hills just to the north-west of Châteauneuf-du-Pâpe was built with the proceeds of Eugène Raspail’s sale of a fine Roman sculpture to the British Museum in the 1860s. A copy of the statue remains in the château.
- David Campbell, Founder of FromVineyardsDirect