Brotte Gigondas La Marasque Red 2017
|Region||France, Rhone, Gigondas|
Hints of preserved strawberry and cassis are accented by clove, nutmeg and shaved black pepper in this fruity, spicy sip. A blend of Grenache (70%) and Syrah (30%) sourced from sand and marl soils, it's unctuously ripe but fresh, too. The finish lingers on neatly integrated tannins. Lovely now, the wine should stay at peak through 2027.
A smoking good effort based on 70% Grenache and 30% Syrah, the 2017 Gigondas La Marasque from Brotte boasts a vivid ruby color as well as stacked notes of blackberries, toasted bread, spice box, and garrigue. Medium to full-bodied, loaded with fruit, yet also beautifully balanced, with ripe tannins, it's well worth seeking out.
Offers a delicious core of freshly crushed plum, blackberry and raspberry fruit, laced with subtle alder, iron and rooibos tea notes on the mouthwatering finish. Understated in style despite the range. Grenache and Syrah. Best from 2020 through 2027. 1,300 cases made, 400 cases imported.