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.
Round pebbles on the surface, red clay and limestone soil. 50-year-old vines, density of 4000 vines/ha. Grapes are hand-picked. Vinification of destemmed grapes in stainless steel and concrete tanks. 20 days fermentation and maceration on natural yeast. Aging for 12 months in stainless steel and concrete vats.
Often described as a “Baby Châteauneuf du Pape”, this wine is rich, complex, yet approachable. We find red and dark fruits, cherries, spices and licorice on the nose and palate.
This wine is perfect with a juicy, succulent rib eye steak with mushrooms, and garlic potatoes or Italian inspired dishes such as lasagna, or chicken Milanese served with tomato pasta. This wine also marries very well with hard, aged cheeses, such as Comté.
Cellaring potential of 5 to 8 years.