Domaine Francois Xavier Côtes du Rhône AOC
Domaine Francois Xavier - A lovely everyday drinking wine from Gigondas, in the heart of the Rhône region.
Ships May 16th
Lovely and wafting scents of lavender and black raspberry backed with with hints of sandalwood and orange oil. Open knit on the palate with the black raspberry aromas just about perfectly replicated on a juicy, peppery beam of acidity.
Style: Medium, Smooth
Flavors: Pepper, Raspberry
Domaine Francois Xavier is located in Gigondas, in the heart of the Dentelles de Montmiraille, a chain of jagged, teethy mountains that are the backbone of the Gigondas and Vacqueyras Villages. Here clay and limestone soils over ancient, decomposed rock produce lovely bouquets, richness and depth with nearby fields of garrigue (lavender, sage, rosemary, etc) thought to influence the wines as well. Sourced from 20-40 year old, organically farmed, estate vineyards in Gigondas as well as nearby Sablet, this 50% Syrah, 50% Grenache blend is produced in large concrete tanks for admirable extraction with no oak influence – trust me, you won’t miss it in this wine. Fantastic everyday drinker – just pop and pour.