Red Wine France
Domaine La Bouissiere Gigondas from Rhone
What Makes This Wine Popular?
The Domaine La Bouissiere Gigondas from Rhone is an incredibly popular wine due to its intense and complex flavours. It has a nose of ripe dark fruits, with hints of spice and earthiness that give it a unique character. On the palate, this full-bodied red has layers of blackberry, plum and cherry fruit, with notes of leather, tobacco, and sweet spices. The finish is long and velvety smooth, making it the perfect accompaniment to any special occasion or dinner party!
A Little Trivia
Domaine La Bouissiere is unique because it is a family-owned winery that has been producing wine for over seven generations. The current winemaker, Bernard Zabaud, has won numerous awards for his wines and is known for his innovative techniques. Even funnier, the vineyard is located on the site of an old mill, so each time you sip a glass of their Gigondas from Rhone you can imagine the grapes being processed with a water wheel!
History of This Wine
Domaine La Bouissiere is a family-run winery located in the heart of the Rhone Valley. It was founded in 1875 by Jean-Baptiste Bouissiere and has been passed down through five generations of the same family. The estate produces some of the most renowned wines from Gigondas, including their flagship red blend, which is made up of Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre, and Cinsault.
The estate has seen many notable vintage years over its long history. In particular, the 2015 vintage was highly acclaimed for its intense aromas and flavors of ripe blackberry and cherry fruit with hints of spice and earthy notes. The 2017 vintage was also praised for its complexity and balance between ripe fruit flavors and savory herbal notes.
In recent years, Domaine La Bouissiere has become increasingly well known for its commitment to sustainable viticulture practices. They have adopted a number of initiatives to reduce their environmental impact, such as using solar energy to power their winemaking facility and using organic fertilizers on their vineyards.
What To Serve With This Wine?
The Domaine La Bouissiere Gigondas from Rhone is a full-bodied red wine with notes of blackberry, cherry, and spice. It pairs perfectly with hearty dishes such as beef stew, lamb shanks, or grilled steak. It also goes well with game meats like duck or rabbit, and can stand up to bold flavors like garlic and rosemary. For cheese pairings, try aged cheddar or a creamy blue cheese.