Owner and winemaker of his family’s Châteauneuf du Pape estate since 2006, ‘Guillaume Gonnet, Vigneron’, was created by Guillaume and his Australian wife Kelly. Guillaume and Kelly have always been fascinated by the notion of “terroir”, most notably about how the Southern Rhône varieties express themselves in diverse terroir. Guillaume Gonnet wines are the realisation of their dream to explore the potential of Southern Rhône grape varieties in varing terroir in the South of France, and around the world.
This wine is a blend of Grenache and Syrah. The vines are 50 to 90 years old and are planted in sandy and rocky soil. All grapes are hand-picked, pressed and naturally fermented. Aging in 30% pyramid shaped concrete vats, 30% wooden vats, 30% stainless steel, 10% demi muids (600L) barrels. Fragrant nose of blackberries, cherries, cloves and licorice. On the palate, the wine is elegant, with soft tannins and a good balance of acid and alcohol. This is a classic Châteauneuf-du-pape that just got out of control and will continue to evolve over the next decade.
A red and black fruit bouquet, of cherries and blackberries, a hint of garrigue, liquorice and spice. A fine wine. This wine will open up beautifully if decantered at least 1 hour before serving.
Perfect with Provencal Daub, Coq au Vin, Magret de Canard (Duck), charcuterie such as parma ham, spicy sausage and a selection of cheeses, such as comté and beaufort.