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 some sandy soils. Vines of 40 years old with a density of 4,000 vines/ha. Grapes are hand picked and destemmed. 20 days fermentation and maceration. Malolactic fermentation. Vinification in concrete tanks.
This wine has intense red and black fruits, lots of spices and garrigues (herbs from Provence), soft, elegant tannins, developing complex aromas (licorice, truffle and dark chocolate) with aging.
This wine deserves to be served with a slow cooked meal such as a Daube (Southern French casserole) or a beef burgundy. This wine is lovely with cheeses, such Camebert or Beaufort.
Cellaring potential of 8 to 10 years.