DOMAINE LES PALLIÈRES
Gigondas Terrasse du Diable 2007
92 $28 France
In 1998, American wine importer Kermit Lynch and the Brunier family of Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe bought and restored this estate, where they employ traditional winemaking methods. In 2007, they bottled two separate cuvées to distinguish their low- and high-altitude vineyards. The Grenache-based Terrasse du Diable, sourced from stony, northwest-facing vineyards located above 800 feet, is the more elegant, minerally wine of the two. Five percent each of Mourvèdre and Clairette are added for greater complexity. 3,830 cases made. From WS 1.10.2010.