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.
Deep surface of round pebbles, red clay soil over 3 meters deep, 2500 vines/ha. 90-115 years old vines. Grapes are hand picked. Vinification in pyramid shaped concrete vats. 50% stems removed. 30 days fermentation and maceration. Malolactic fermentation. Partly aged in demi muids barrels (600L) and concrete tanks.
A rich, opulent, generous wine with big aromatic complexity: black cherries, blackberries, fig, cocoa powder, coffee, licorice, chinese five spice, olive jam. Round and sexy.
Braised venison with rosemary served with mashed potatos, fillet mignon with a balsamic glaze served with sauted potatoes, pepper fillet steak served with shoe string French fries. The rich fruit and coco powder aromas means this wine marries well with dark chocolate or dark chocolate desserts.