Full Review

Pierre de Fontval

Pierre de Fontval
2018 Gigondas

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Rhône Gigondas

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 14%
91 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$36
Cellar Selection

Pierre de Fontval
2018 Gigondas

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Rhône Gigondas

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 14%
Dusty deep purple color. Aromas of potpourri, black peppercorn, hints of bacon, and tea with a lightly tannic, crisp, dry medium-full body and a tingling, complex, medium-long dark chocolate ganache, sandalwood, and black tea finish with moderate oak flavor. A rock solid Gigondas that delivers sultry oak amid a sea of floral and herbal aromas

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Oaky, Rich & Full, Spicy & Complex & Old World
Aroma Aroma: potpourri, black peppercorn, hints of bacon, and tea
Taste Flavor: dark chocolate ganache, sandalwood, and black tea
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Pot Roast, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A rock solid Gigondas that delivers sultry oak amid a sea of floral and herbal aromas

The Producer

Famille Ravoire

The Producer
340 Rue du Rémoulaire
Salon de Provence, 13653
France
33 -490737341

Their Portfolio

85 Chantrose 2018 Rosé, Côtes de Provence 12.5% (France) $19.99.
88 Chantrose 2021 Rosé, Côtes De Provence 13% (France) $16.00.
87 Costeval 2019 Rosé, Coteaux d’Aix en Provence 12.5% (France) $14.99.
89 Costeval 2020 Rosé, Côtes de Provence 13.5% (France) $14.00.
93 Costeval 2021 Rosé, Coteaux D’aix En Provence 12.5% (France) $15.00.
88 Cuvée Des Lices 2020 Côtes De Provence 12.5% (France) $15.00.
89 Domaine Bois de la Neuve 2019 Rosé, Coteaux Varois de Provence 12.5% (France) $14.99.
BR Domaine Du Grand Destré 2021 Rosé, Mediterranee IGP 12.5% (France) $12.00. - Bronze Medal
BR Esprit De Fanette 2020 Rosé, IGP Mediterranee 12.5% (France) $9.00. - Bronze Medal
87 Ferme des Brusc 2019 Côtes-du-Rhône Villages Rouge 13% (France) $15.00.
88 Jardin des Nautes 2019 Côtes du Luberon Rouge 13.5% (France) $13.00.
88 Jardin Des Nautes 2021 Rosé, Luberon 13.5% (France) $10.00.
91 Jas Des Vignes 2019 Rosé, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence 12.5% (France) $12.99.
88 Jas Des Vignes 2020 Rosé, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence 12.5% (France) $9.00.
86 Jas Des Vignes 2021 Rosé, Alpes-De-Haute-Provence 12.5% (France) $9.00.
86 Jas du Lauzon 2019 Côtes du Luberon Rouge 13.5% (France) $12.00.
BR La Poulardière 2018 Côtes-du-Rhône Rouge 14% (France) $14.00. - Bronze Medal
87 Les Hauts De Cairanne 2020 Other Red, Cairanne 15% (France) $15.50.
89 Maison Camille Blanc 2020 Vielles Vignes, Other Red, Côtes-Du-Rhône Rouge 14% (France) $14.99.
88 Maison Ravoire 2020 Plan De Dieu, Other Red, Côtes-Du-Rhône Villages Rouge 14% (France) $14.99.
85 Manon 2018 Rose, Côtes de Provence 12.5% (France) $18.99.
88 Manon 2019 Rosé, Côtes de Provence 12.5% (France) $15.99.
90 Manon 2020 Rosé, Côtes de Provence 12.5% (France) $15.00.
85 Manon 2021 Rosé, Côtes De Provence 12.5% (France) $16.00.
89 Olivier Ravoire 2019 Banderet, Côtes-du-Rhône Rouge 14% (France) $14.00.
90 Olivier Ravoire 2020 Banderet, Côtes-du-Rhône Blanc 13.5% (France) $14.00.
90 Olivier Ravoire 2020 Rosé, Côtes-du-Rhone Rosé 13.5% (France) $13.00.
BR Olivier Ravoire 2020 Banderet, Other Red, Côtes-Du-Rhône Rouge 14% (France) $14.99. - Bronze Medal
BR Olivier Ravoire 2021 Banderet, Other White, Côtes-Du-Rhône Blanc 13% (France) $14.99. - Bronze Medal
87 Perle de Valensole 2020 Rosé, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence 12.5% (France) $9.00.
89 Perle De Valensole 2021 Rosé, Alpes-De-Haute-Provence 12.5% (France) $9.00.
91 Pierre de Fontval 2018 Gigondas 14% (France) $36.00.
BR Pierre de Fontval 2019 Rochegude, Côtes du Rhône Villages Rouge 15% (France) $15.00. - Bronze Medal
86 Pierre de Fontval 2019 Roaix, Côtes du Rhône Villages Rouge 14.5% (France) $15.00.
93 Pierre de Fontval 2019 Cairanne, Côtes du Rhône Villages Rouge 14% (France) $15.00.
85 Pierre de Fontval 2019 Vinsobres 14.5% (France) $15.00.
87 Pierre de Fontval 2020 Other Red, Côtes-Du-Rhône Rouge 14% (France) $14.99.
86 Pierre de Fontval 2019 Vaison La Romaine, Other Red, Côtes-Du-Rhône Villages Rouge 14% (France) $15.50.
90 Pierre de Fontval 2020 Séguret, Other Red, Côtes-Du-Rhône Villages Rouge 15% (France) $15.50.
91 Pierre de Fontval 2020 Other Red, Beaumes De Venise Rouge 14.5% (France) $15.50.
90 Pierre de Fontval 2019 Other Red, Gigondas 14.5% (France) $32.99.
88 Rhone to the Bone 2019 Côtes-du-Rhône Blanc 13% (France) $14.00.
89 Rhone to the Bone 2018 Côtes-du-Rhône Rouge 14% (France) $14.00.
93 Rhone to the Bone 2019 Côtes-du-Rhône Rouge 14% (France) $13.00.
87 Rhone to the Bone 2020 Rosé, Côtes-du-Rhone Rosé 12.5% (France) $13.00.
87 Rhone To The Bone 2020 Red Blend, Côtes-Du-Rhône Rouge 14% (France) $14.99.
85 Rhone To The Bone 2021 Rose, Côtes-Du-Rhone Rosé 12.5% (France) $14.99.
87 Rhône to the Bone 2017 Red Blend, Côtes-du-Rhône Rouge 14% (France) $14.99.
89 Rhône to the Bone 2018 White Blend, Côtes-du-Rhône Blanc 13% (France) $14.99.
90 Rhône to the Bone 2019 Rosé, Côtes-du-Rhone Rosé 12.5% (France) $14.99.
88 Terrasses De Fontanieu 2021 Rosé, Bandol 13% (France) $22.00.

Rhone Gigondas

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Serve in a Zinfandel Wine Glass
Gigondas, produced in the southern Rhône valley, is a brawny red wine made primarily from Grenache and Syrah, which ripens to higher levels of alcohol in the warm climate of the region. Gigondas makes for an attractive muscular contrast to more elegantly styled Châteauneuf du Pape, produced from nearby vineyards, and can have the structure to age for a decade or more.


There are examples of rosé Gigondas, but the overwhelming production is red. These wines are best paired with robust fare such as casseroles, game birds or barbecued beef.