Domaine La Roubine 2020 Gigondas, Rhone Valley
Winery owner, and winemaker, Eric Ughetto is a former fireman from Paris that moved to the Rhone Valley with his wife Sophie to take over his family’s vineyards. They have worked side by side at the domaine, even bringing their son Simon in to get him ready to take over when it is time, and Eric has since become the mayor of Gigondas. Absolutely committed to healthy vines, soils and ultimately, us, they never use commercial fertilizers, herbicides or pesticides. Real deal farmers giving back to the land that feeds them as it were. This Gigondas, made from Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre and Cinsault, is jammed packed with luscious and dark fruit. Saturated and powerful, the black fruits, dried herbs, stony notes and gorgeous florals spill across the palate and practically stain your mouth with luscious fruit and just a bit of vanilla. Big wine but still polished and traditional. Bravo.