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Gigondas, Vacqueyras & Beaumes de Venise 2019: Report and top scoring wines

Matt Walls found the best wines from these appellations showed structure, freshness and vibrancy to match the weight of the hot 2019 vintage although there are some that are overly tannic and clunky.

This is a structured, concentrated, rich vintage for Gigondas. Like the whole of the southern Rhône the wines do occasionally suffer from high alcohol and overripeness, but there is still a lot to choose from.

Louis Barruol of Château de Saint Cosme describes 2019 as ‘a slightly hotter version of 2010, or even 2016,’ and says that yields in Gigondas averaged 30hl/ha.


Scroll down to see Matt’s top Gigondas, Vacqueyras & Beaumes de Venise 2019 tasting notes and scores



See Matt’s top Gigondas, Vacqueyras & Beaumes de Venise 2019 tasting notes and scores


See also

Rhône 2019 En Primeur: Full report plus top scoring wines
Northern Rhône 2019 report plus top scoring wines
Southern Rhône 2019 report plus top scoring wines

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