With an astonishingly delicate nose, the Cuvée Confidential seems almost feminine, an adjective seldom encountered when describing this appellation. Sourced from 40-year-old Mourvèdre and 80-year-old Grenache vines, the wine possesses a weight of dense black fruit with a flowery garland and hints of incense. This has a most impressive length and a very harmonious finish.
this wine is the achievement of only one vat. Well balanced, with good structure, with aromas of sweet spices, round in mouth, its elegance is a chef-d’œuvre. In its youth as in its maturity, it will give you great moments of pleasure.
Vines situated in a corner of a large 10 hectare parcel called ‘La Beaumette’ gave birth to this wine. In fact, in 2004, thanks to differing maturity these grapes were harvested and vinified separately from the rest of the parcel. The soil, sub soil, exposition, slope, vine varieties and the age of the vines are identical in the whole parcel. Even the indigenous yeasts analysed in the following years were identical.We made this ‘discovery’ during our winetasting and pre-blending of our Gigondas vats after the malolactic fermentation. Compared with the other two vats from the same parcel, this new arrival surprised us in its fullness and harmony despite its youth. We thought that the blending of the three vats would give an even more complex wine, which was not the case. What was the difference? We had two choices, to do a blending identical to other years and let this gift of nature disappear, or to share our new discovery, despite not understanding why, with the Montirius amateurs by doing a separate bottling. We did not know if this phenomenon would be reproduced. This is how this vintage was born; it is a ‘confidence’ in the location.
a coq au vin on a bed of corn polenta, marinade of wild pig, Ballotin of hot goat cheese, chocolate pie with fresh raspberries.