2020 Rhône – Gigondas and red Vacqueyras

Varied landscape of AOC Gigondas picture © Christophe Grilhé

James heads north and east of Châteauneuf-du-Pape as he continues his tasting tour. See this useful map of the region. Varied slopes and aspects within Gigondas are pictured above by Christophe Grilhé. See this guide to our coverage of 2020 Rhône.

Gigondas didn’t quite hit the highs seen in 2019, though this impression might be due in part to my not having the time in my packed schedule to taste the numerous Cuvées Spéciales. This aside, there probably was more disparity in Gigondas compared with the 2019s, the variation in picking dates contributing to the difference in the ripeness...