2019 Olivier Ravoire Gigondas Armatura Gigondas Rhône France Wine Tasting Note

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2019 Olivier Ravoire Armatura  (Gigondas) 90

Dark ruby in color, the wine is bright, fresh, crisp, and fruity, focusing on its herbs and bright red raspberries, kirsch, and sweet, earthy cherries. You can enjoy this on release. 90 Points

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When to Drink Olivier Ravoire, Anticipated Maturity, Decanting Time

Olivier Ravoire can be enjoyed on the young side. Young vintages can be popped and poured, or decanted for about 1 hour, give or take. This allows the wine to soften and open its perfume. Older vintages might need very little decanting, just enough to remove the sediment.

Olivier Ravoire is usually better with 2-4 years of bottle age. Of course that can vary slightly, depending on the vintage. In the best vintages the wine should be consumed within 3-10 years after the vintage.

Serving Olivier Ravoire with Wine, Food Pairing Tips

Olivier Ravoire is best served at 15.5 degrees Celsius, 60 degrees Fahrenheit. The cool, almost cellar temperature gives the wine more freshness and lift.

Olivier Ravoire is best served with all types of classic meat dishes, veal, pork, beef, lamb, duck, game, roast chicken, roasted, braised, stewed, barbecue and grilled meat dishes, sausage and cassoulet. Olivier Ravoire is also good with Asian dishes, hearty fish courses like tuna, mushrooms, cheese, pasta, eggplant and tomatoes.

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

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