Red Gigondas wine has a shimmering robe that can range from ruby to dark garnet. On the nose it displays aromas of red fruit (sweet cherry, crushed strawberry) and very ripe black fruit (blackberry, blackcurrant, blueberry) when young. As it ages, it can develop notes of forest floor and truffle. On the palate, red Gigondas is full-bodied and mouth-filling. The highly complex terroir on which it is grown gives this grape a wide range of aromatic expression, from fruit (prune, fig) to spice (white pepper, garrigue herbs, thyme, liquorice).
Gigondas wines can age very successfully, acquiring depth and complexity. Left to age slowly in the cellar, they can become very fine mature wines. Their aptitude for ageing is evident, along with their ability to show concentration, balance and finesse. They boast deep colour, excellent structure and length, and a rich bouquet of complex, spicy aromas.