Domaine Brusset Gigondas “Les Secrets de Montmirail” 2012
  • Varietal
  • Type
  • Vintage
  • Region
  • Price
  • Country
  • Grenache
  • Red Table Wine
  • 2012
  • Southern Rhône
  • $81.95 (per bottle)
  • France
Domaine Brusset Gigondas “Les Secrets de Montmirail” 2012

Les Secrets de Montmirail represents a best-of-the-best selection of Grenache, Mourvedre and Syrah, hand picked at only 1.6 tons per acre.  The fruit is destemmed and cold soaked pre-fermentation.  The musts are fermented with naturally occuring yeasts for 30 days, with constant punch-downs, in separate varietal lots, then 20% of the wine is aged in French barriques, some of which are new, the remainder in older oak casks. 

The wine presents a crimson robe and an intense nose of dark fruit and spice.  On the palate the intensity continues with flavours of oak, blackberry and chocolate.  The tannins are persistent and very fine.  This is an intensely pure, focused wine and has ageing capability of many decades.