This family owned estate was established in 1947 and the Brusset family has managed to combine the savoir-faire of traditional winemaking with the new techniques introduced by each generation. The founder, André Brusset (1910-1999), his son Daniel, and his grand-son Laurent: three wine-growers and wine-makers with a variety of experiences have all contributed to the distinctive character of the Domaine Brusset, where three generations have complimented each other to achieve the best results. The Domaine Brusset is located in the heart of the southern Côtes-du-Rhône valley vineyards, at Cairanne. With a total of 70 hectares, their vineyards extend over 5 prestigious appellations : Gigondas, Cairanne, Rasteau, Côtes-du-Rhône and Ventoux.
The vineyards for this wine are on well established, stony terraced, south-facing vineyards.
The grapes are hand-picked before being strictly selected according to a variety of ripeness checks. They are then crushed and destalked. No yeast is added and fermentation takes place invats for 21 days with twice daily pigeages or punching down of the cap of skins carried out twice daily. The wine is then matured - 60 % in vats and 40 % in oak barrels or demi-muids that are between 2 and 4 years old.
This wine is a blend of Grenache 70%, Syrah 10%, Mourvedre 10%, Cinsault 10%.
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Domaine Brusset, Gigondas, Tradition Le Grand Montmirail - fiche technique