Rhône 2021 – Gigondas reds

Dentelles de Montmirail viewed from Gigondas vineyards

Yes, white Gigondas is now a thing. Look out for Ali's forthcoming article on southern Rhône whites… Above, the Dentelles de Montmirail, viewed from Gigondas vineyards. See also this report on the red 2021s of neighbouring Vacqueyras, also published today, and our guide to Rhône 2021

As an appellation Gigondas is a microcosm of the whole of the southern Rhône in general during 2021 – extremely varied. The wines are lighter than usual, and this means there are some attractive and lighter early-drinking wines with good energy and juicy fruit profiles. Some of these styles when heavily oaked...