Château Grand Dignitaire Gadagne

Presentation

The wine
At the western wing of the Palais des Papes, a door set in the seventeenth century penetrate directly into the wing of the Great Dignitaries. A contemporary staircase leads up to the terrace, offering a breathtaking panorama of the area. Château Grand Dignitaire is the southernmost winery of the left bank of the Rhone river.The basement is made of clay and limestone and has the particularity of being covered with boulders deposited there millions of years ago by the Rhone, remnants of the old bed river. This exceptional terroir is also swept by the mistral that blows strong there, and thus reduces the treatment of vines. This microclimate allows a very integrated viticulture.
Terroir
Deep pebbly limestone soils.
Vinification
Traditional vinification with long vating.
Varietals
Carignan
Cinsault
Grenache
Mourvèdre
Syrah
Technical specifications
Alcohol content: 14.0 % vol.

Tasting advices

Serving
To be served at 15/16°C.
Tasting notes
Deep purple color. Complex nose of black fruit (blackcurrant, blueberry), spices and leather. On the palate, ripe fruit flavors and powerful tannins that provide volume and length.
Food pairing
Game, red meat, strong cheeses