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Domaine de Fontavin

Red wine 2003 Gigondas AOC Cuvée Combe Sauvage, Rhône, France

Type: Red wine
Quantity: 0.75 l
Alcohol content : 15%
Bottle closue: Natural cork
Registration number : #DF-LGCS051

Wine Review Report :

Last reviewed: 23 February, 2006

Area classified as Cru (top appellation) in the southern section of the Rhône. As early as 1924, attempts were made to establish a separate designation of origin. At that time the wine was still somewhat derogatorily called "Châteauneuf-du-Pape des pauvres" (Châteauneuf-du-Pape of the poor people). It is earlier ready to drink than its "big brother", but is also one of the great French red wines. The vineyards cover 2,750 hectares, of which about 1,200 are planted. They are located exclusively in the municipality of Gigondas at the foot of the Dentelles de Montmirail mountain range in the department of Vaucluse. The name comes from the...

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