Gigondas Les Souteyrades 2015 Domaine St. Damien
Exotic and alluring with incense and warm fig cake aromas that then meld into warm bittersweet chocolate, blackberry confiture, and dark coffee aromas. Fine-grained and long on the finish..
Domaine Saint-Damien is run by Joel and Amie Saurel. The Saurel family had been tending vineyards for four generations, dating back to 1821, and until recently selling all of the grapes to negociants. In 1996 Joel resumed producing wine at the estate and in 1998 they brought on consulting winemaker Philippe Cambie. Vinification is classic with wines being made in large old cement tanks and aged in either the tanks or Large old foudres for the Gigondas.
Today the estate is comprised of 42 acres of vineyards of which 30 are in Gigondas. The vines are an average age of 50 years and are very low yielding. The wines of Gigondas are bottled according to individual terroir (particularly soil type) known as the Saint Damien Trilogy;