Chateau Gigognan Chateauneuf du Pape Rhone Wine

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Everything about Chateau Gigonan Chateauneuf du Pape, Rhone wine producer profile with wine tasting notes, wine and food pairings, best vintages, wine ratings, a history of the property, information on wine making and terroir, along with wine tasting reviews and images. If you want to read about other important wineries and wine makers from the Rhone valley: Links to all Rhone Valley Wine Producer Profiles

Chateau Gigonan as a producer in Chateauneuf du Pape is relatively new to the Southern Rhone Valley. The Callet bought the vineyard and founded the domaine in 1996. Once the purchase was finalized, Jacques Callet instantly set about to renovate the property and build a new, modern cellar.

Chateau Gigonan Vineyards, Wines, Winemaking

Chateau Gigonan owns 30 hectares of vines in Chateauneuf du Pape. 29 hectares are sued for the production of red wine grapes. A whopping 1 hectare parcel of vines is reserved for planting white wine grapes. The Callet family also owns 42 hectares of vines in the Cotes du Rhone appellation. In 2010, Chateau Gigonan was certified agriculture biologique by Ecocert.

Chateau Gigonan produces 3 red, Chateauneuf du Pape wines and one Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc.

Chateau Gigonan Clos du Roi is made from a blend of 80% Grenache and 20% Syrah. The wine is aged in foudres for 12 months. The production is close to 5,500 cases per year.

Chateau Gigonan Vigne du Regent is produced from 80% Grenache and 20% Syrah. The wine is aged in foudres for 12 months. The production is close to 5,500 cases per year. The production is on average 2,000 cases per year.

Chateau Gigonan Cardinalice is produced from 100%, old vine Grenache. The majority of vines used to produce this cuvee are more than 100 years of age. Close to 500 cases are produced each year.

Chateau Gigonan Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc Clos du Roi is a blend of 45% Roussanne, 32% Grenache Blanc, 18% Clairette and 5% Bourboulenc. The wine is aged in used, French oak barrels. The production is less than 250 cases per year.

Serving and Decanting Chateau Gigonan with Wine, Food Pairing Tips

Chateau Gigonan is best served at 15.5 degrees Celsius, 60 degrees Fahrenheit. The cool, almost cellar temperature gives the wine more freshness and lift. Young vintages can be popped and poured, or decanted for an hour so. This allows the wine to soften and open its perfume. Older vintages might need very little decanting, just enough to remove the sediment. Chateau Gigonan is best served with all types of classic meat dishes, veal, pork, beef, lamb, duck, game, roast chicken, roasted, braised, stewed dishes, sausage and cassoulet. Chateau Giginan is also good with Asian dishes, hearty fish courses like tuna, mushrooms pasta, eggplant and tomatoes.

The white wine of Chateau Gigonan is best served with a myriad of different seafood dishes, shellfish, crab, lobster, sushi, sashimi, chicken, pork and veal, as well as Asian cuisine.

Château Gigognan Wine Tasting Notes

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2015Château Gigognan Cuvée Cardinalice  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape)92 pts

Medium bodied, fresh, spicy and delivering a liberal dose of Provencal herbs that only add to the fresh, sweet, ripe, red berries and kirsch that make up the wine. The wine is created from blending 80% Grenache and 20% Syrah.

92 points - Tasted
2015Château Gigognan Clos du Roi  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape)90 pts

Ripe juicy black cherries and spice notes, soft, tannins and a core of sweet, red berries are what you find from start to finish in this already, tasty wine. The wine is made from 70% Grenache and 30% Syrah.

90 points - Tasted
2012Château Gigognan Cuvée Cardinalice  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape)90 pts

Spicy, candied red berries, polished silky textures and freshness leaves a solid impression. Made from a blend of 90% Grenache, 5% Mourvedre and 5% Syrah, the wine reached 14.5% alcohol.

90 points - Tasted
2012Château Gigognan Clos du Roi  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape)88 pts

Ripe black raspberries with an array of spices, freshness with a peppery finish in an early drinking style.

88 points - Tasted
2010Château Gigognan Cuvée Cardinalice  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape)90 pts

Forward in style, this lush, juicy, sweet, kirsch filled wine delivers a lot of bang for the buck, especially when you consider it comes from Grenache vines that are more than 100 years of age.

90 points - Tasted
2009Château Gigognan Vigne du Régent  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape)90 pts

Already fun to drink, with its supple textured, kirsch, earth, jam, thyme and garrigue profile.

90 points - Tasted