This 500 year old estate was purchased 20 years ago by Southern Rhône stars Daniel and Frédéric Brunier, owners of course of leading Châteauneuf, Vieux Télégraphe. Meting out the same care, they produce this 95-97pt Gigondas. Magnificent, rich, lush.
"Raspberry fruit at the core. Full-bodied and rich, yet silky, fine and elegant"
Joe Czerwinski Wine Advocate
Founded in the 15th century, Domaine Les Pallières is a property of endurance, as well as now-restored magnificence. It was owned until 1998 by the Roux brothers, but, at this point, the reputation of its once brilliant wines had dived due to hard frosts and vineyard neglect. The Brunier brothers, Daniel and Frédéric, already famous for their top scoring Châteauneuf du Pape, Vieux Télégraphe, decided to make the leap and acquired Les Pallières. It has two blocks of vines, the oldest 70-100 years old, surrounding the winery, directly below Les Dentelles de Montmirail. These lofty peaks lend limestone scree to the sandy clay soils. Aged in old oak and bottled unfiltered, this is one of the finest Gigondas, with ample red berry complexity.
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