Tasting notes : The 2015 Gigondas Olivier Ravoire is a relatively modern style effort that’s made from 85% Grenache and 15% Syrah that has around 20% of the blend brought up in new barrels. Its deep purple/ruby color is followed by impressive notes of cassis, spice and sweet oak. Medium to full-bodied on the palate, with a forward, charming style, it’s not a massive wine, yet should drink nicely on release and over the following 6-7 years. rating 88-90 -The Wine Advocate,
Wine-making process : The grapes are handpicked, with a very low yield of approximately 20 hl/ha and advanced ripening. The fruits are then de-stalked and treaded, each vintage is then matured separately. The wine-making process is punctuated with manual immersion of the skins in the must and undergoes a long fermentation at controlled temperature in order to enhance extraction and to increase the suppleness of the tannins for this well structured wine.
Wine sensory analysis : Visual aspect: purple colour with violet hues.
Olfactory description: highly colourful nose with fragrances of Garrigue and pit fruits.
Tasting: Potent mouth, initially silky then develops on to well balanced tannins. The finale offers a superb aromatic persistence.
Suggested dish and wine associations : Grilled beef ribs. Potent cheeses.
Best served between 16 and 18°C.
Ageing: 10 years ageing potential.