Get the latest Alliance news sent to your inbox - Sign Up to our Newsletter
Product code: 2697

Guillaume Gonnet, Côtes du Rhône Rouge, Southern Rhône, France, 2017

Guillaume Gonnet, Côtes du Rhône Rouge, Southern Rhône, France, 2017

Producer Profile

The energetic and charismatic Guillaume Gonnet is not your average Rhône winemaker. Extremely open in his attitude, his curious, boundary challenging approach extends beyond wine. He travelled to the far ends of the earth, revelling in the opportunity to surf some of the best waves in the world while learning his craft in various Australian and New Zealand regions.

Returning to the Rhône, now with his Australian wife Kelly, Guillaume has shown similar energy for his family estate and for his own nascent project. This land locked surfer may be miles from the ocean but is happily riding the wave of new found enthusiasm for Grenache based wines. Pursuing biodynamics wherever possible, allowing his fruit to express itself freely through hands-off winemaking and displaying his fascination for the varying soils of the Rhône through his diverse range of wines, he's just the sort of restless creative that we love to work with.

Viticulture

Situated in Domazan, next to the Signargues plateau.

Winemaking

Fermented and aged in Concrete Tank

Oak Treatment

No oak treatment

Tasting Note

The wine is fleshy, ripe and finishes with impressive forest floor sweetness, rounded out by peppery tannins.

Food Matching

A wine that marries well with spicy foods, game, red meats, and cheeses.

Technical Details
Varieties:
Grenache 80%
Syrah 20%
ABV:
14%

Closure:
Natural cork

Colour:
Red

Style:
Still wine

Case Size:
12 x 75cl