Domaine Haute Marone, Gigondas, France

The Dentelles, Gigondas

The Dentelles, Gigondas

Name: La Haute Marone
Location: Dentelles de Montmiail, Gigondas, France

Best known for: plush, intense with excellent cellaring potential
Available from The Wine Station: Le Cru des Dentelles de Montmirail Gigondas 2009

The region of Gigondas is spectacular with the Dentelles dominating the landscape with sheer drops & craggy cliffs. Flanking the hills of the Dentelles in Provence & the southern Rhone, Domaine Haute Marone’s vines sit 250-270m asl. Just the one wine is produced here by Eric Monnin.  He ensures that malo is completed prior to pressing; half the wine is fermented in stainless steel & the other in 2-3 year old barrels. A mere 1000 cases were made of the superb 2009 vintage.  I