Since 1994, Michel Tardieu has been selecting and growing wines from very old vines and from the best terroirs of each appellation. Associated until 2007 with Dominique Laurent, known for the concentration of his Burgundy wines, Michel Tardieu has, because of the innate richness of the Rhone Valley wines, always sought to favour elegance and aromatic complexity in his selections.
Promoted two stars in the 2021 Revue du Vin de France guide.
Built like a "little" Châteauneuf-du-Pape, this Gigondas Vieilles Vignes is as velvety, as fruity but hardly more tender. 80% Grenache (vines aged 60 to over 100 years), 10% Syrah (40 years and over) and 10% Mourvèdre (60 to over 100 years).
Terroirs : Les Garrigues, Pied-Gü, Les Dentelles
Varieties (age of vines) : 70% grenache (more than 40 years), 20% syrah (more than 40 years), 10% mourvèdre (more than 40 years)
Alcohol content : 14,5°
Vinification : 1/2 not destemmed grapes
Ageing : 10 months in new or one old barrels, and 10 months in wooden tank
Bottling : no fining and no filtration