Domaine du Pourra - Gigondas - Rouge Réserve - 2008
is currently backordered. You may still purchase it now but we won't be able to ship it until it becomes available again.
Region: Rhône Valley
Varieties: 60-80% Grenache, 15-35% Syrah, 5-15% Mourvèdre, Cinsault
Estate: Jean-Christian is a practicing doctor of medicine, with his surgery at Mornas. The domaine was purchased in 1998, first wine produced in 1999. No external yeasts, low use of sulphur in the cellar, crop hand harvested. Long raising. Robust, sometimes fiery, wines that can take time - the Séguret Mont Bayon, notably, which is full of character, from a rocky limestone vineyard at 450 to 480 meters.
Tasting Notes: Dark red; The nose gives an oily, sleek air of coulis-liqueur raspberry, is pretty clear, not varied at all. There is light reduction. The palate’s mulled red fruits are hedged in by late, grainy tannins. Has fair style, the fruit somewhat Pinot-esque. I like its juice, which pleases via a lifted flavor and serene texture.