From the superb Arcane series by Xavier Vignon – this Arcane IX L’Hermite 2016 vintage is a blend of the finest high altitude parcels from 25 different plots across Gigondas.
From steeper slopes, the 2016 Gigondas Arcane L’Hermite checks in as 80% Grenache, 7% Mourvèdre, and the rest Syrah, Muscardin, and Picpoul Noir that was aged in a submerged barrel. It’s another beautiful wine from Xavier that has loads of blackberries, spice, dried herbes de Provence, and loamy soil. It’s elegant, seamless and silky, with beautiful purity and elegance. It’s going to benefit from short-term cellaring and keep for a decade.