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.
Light clay and sandy soil, with vines situated on terraces, vine density of 4,000 per hectar, north-facing bushes, 40 to 45 years old vines. Grapes are hand picked and destemmed. 15 to 20 days fermentation and maceration, vinification in concrete tanks, aging for 12 months in concrete tanks.
Crème de cassis, cherries, a lovely note of licorice on the palate, mixed with pepper and Asian spices.
“Le Reveur” is a wine that marries with a great range of food. Imagine yourself enjoying this wine with a lovely mixed plate of charcuterie and cheese, a gourmet pizza or something a little different like Peking duck pancakes. Yum!