Hominis Fides 2011 looks like the previous vintages : it is complex, deep and refined. With its fine texture and its strength, it proposes a very specific wine profile. One more time I can only advise to keep these bottles for several years. Then you will be able to « read » the wine with more pleasure and freedom. Blueberry, liquorish, almonds, musc. Bottled without filtration.
-We produce only Gigondas wines from our vineyards which encircle the Chateau. It was with the "savoir-faire" of a vigneron we created in 1997 a negociant activity that one could call a "Negociant-Vigneron". My wish was to become a negociant which would work with the spirit of a vigneron using ancient methods. This was meaning: being and remaining a small producer, be followed by winemakers having the same ambition, transport my wines in casks to avoid to rack them and kill their fruit.
“The richest and most textured of the 2011s, the 2011 Gigondas Hominis Fides comes all from sandy soils located just down from the domaine. Black raspberry, forest floor, exotic spices, crushed flowers and dusty minerality all flow from this gorgeously put together Gigondas. Showing the silkiness and elegance that’s imparted from sandy soils, it has fantastic concentration, polished tannin and rock star length. Certainly, one of the greatest wines in the vintage (and I’ll include the entire southern Rhone in that comparison), it will continue to evolve for 3-4 years and hold for 10-15 years after that.”
-Wine Advocate (97)