For April’s wine of the month, we wanted to find something that would pair with our favorite spring cuisine and be able to be enjoyed by just about anyone. Think roasted lamb and savory herbs with grilled ramps, glazed pork tenderloin with fresh plums, or barbeque salmon with garlicky asparagus. Now serve with a juicy, delicious Gigondas (think baby CDP!) from Southern Rhone, and you’ve got yourself the perfect spring feast! Enjoy!
2013 Alain Jaume, Gigondas “Terrasses de Montmirail”
Southern Rhone, France
92 Points, Antonio Galloni: “Bright violet color. Ripe cherry and dark berries on the perfumed nose. Lush and open-knit, showing very good clarity to its black raspberry and cherry flavors. Closes on a smoky note, with very good length and smooth tannins that fade into the wine’s plush fruit.”
90+ Points, The Wine Advocate: “Deep red garnet color. Aromas typical for Grenache with ripe black fruit, blackberry. A powerful Gigondas, racy but harmonious and well balanced. The finish is long on spices touches (pepper) and minerals (crushed rocks, graphite).”