We were lucky enough to visit Dominique Ay back in 2014; he has a reputation for being grumpy but was very cheerful – however his reputation for making consistently outstanding wines is well deserved!
His is one of the most celebrated classic Gigondas, made from 18 hectares all located around the house. The vines’ average age is around 40 years and a mix of 80% Grenache, 15% Syrah and 5% Mourvèdre.
The grapes are destemmed 100% but they are never fined and rarely filtered.
These are wines packed with fruit and age admirably.
Grenache, Mourvèdre, Syrah (Shiraz)