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Domaine Cécile Chassagne : High Quality Taste of Gigondas Wine

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Domaine Cécile Chassagne was created in 1998, with a surface of 2,5 acres. Located in the heart of Dentelles de Montmirail, in terraces, the vineyard culminates at around 300 meters of altitude, on the heights of the “lieu-dit” named “le Pourra”. The vines were planted by her father, Jean-Claude Chassagne in 1970. The different variety grapes are : blend of Grenache, Mourvedre and Syrah is made in a traditional method without destemming. A long fermentation in open-topped wood tanks is followed by aging the wine for four months in Allier oak casks. The resulting wine is a medium-bodied, meaty and elegant expression of Gigondas terroir.

Drinking Gigondas is like touching the sky .To be certain to taste a very high quality wine and spend a pleasant moment around a nice bottle of wine. I highly recommend you to enjoy this nectar, to create the opportunity to make this moment unique and memorable at one and the same time, without waiting any longer. Gigondas is a place where life is pleasant since the ancient times and ‘Carpe Diem” is my motto. As winemaker, my aim is to provide joy and and cheerfulness to lovers of Gigondas wine !

Very recently, Domaine Cécile Chassagne has joined Singapore Awards 2021 and won two gold medal in this prestigious competition:

AOP Red Gigondas 2017 Domaine Cécile Chassagne \”Cuvée Gabriele\” Southern Rhône (grenache, mourvèdre, syrah)

Awarded Gold by Singapore Newspaper

A blend of 80% Grenache, 10% Syrah, 10% Mourvèdre

Lots of spring flowers, sappy underbrush, and ripe black cherry notes emerge from the 2017 Gigondas from Domaine Cecile Chassange. A cofermented blend of Grenache, Syrah, and Mourvèdre, aged in older oak, it displays medium to full body, the charming, moderate depth of the vintage, and ripe, sweet tannins. It’s going to drink nicely right out of the gate and keep for a decade.

AOP Red Gigondas 2018 Domaine Cécile Chassagne \”Cuvée Gabriele\” Southern Rhône ( grenache, mourvèdre, syrah)

Awarded Gold by Singapore Newspaper

 A blend of 80% Grenache, 10% Syrah, and 10% Mourvèdre aging in tank and older barrels, it’s medium-bodied, has fine tannins, and an elegant, silky texture. It’s certainly an interesting, singular wine and has character.

Interview of Ms. Cécile Chassagne – Owner / Producer

Question 1: Do you already export to Singapore ? If yes, where ? If no, what type of importers & distributors are you looking for in Singapore ?

Answer : No I don’t export to Singapore.

Question 2: What is the most unique and qualitative part of your products, different from competitors ?

Answer :  The location of the vineyard : it is located at 350 meters of altitude, only terraces in “Dentelles de Montmirail” (mountain of Gigondas), with an exceptional exposure, due west (vines are sunny all day long) The vineyard was planted by my father 50 years ago.The vines are quite old, with a low yield and a nice concentration, that you find in the bottle… 

The tannins are very soft because the fermentation is made in oak barrel.

Question 3: When did you start to export your brand worldwide, and what is your development plan for the next years ?

Answer : I started my estate in 1998, and since the very beginning I decided, after international trade studies, to export. But not in Asia until now.

Importers and Distributors what are you waiting for !

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