Xavier Vignon Arcane L'Hermite 2016
Xavier Vignon is a visionary creator and winemaker driven by a deep passion for harmony and creativity. Raised in the Hauts de France region, he believes that harmony is the beautiful result of nature's generosity and humanity's touch. Xavier's encounter with a winemaker transformed his life, leading him to pursue winemaking as his true calling. With extensive experiences and studies in Champagne, France, and Australia, Xavier has garnered vast knowledge and expertise.
Xavier Vignon's winemaking philosophy revolves around respecting nature and supporting the vines rather than exerting dominance. He is dedicated to producing organic wines and exploring the influence of minerals on wine flavors. Innovation is an integral part of Xavier's approach. He continuously seeks new methods for aging wines, such as the groundbreaking Vinarium® technique. This involves immersing wine barrels in a custom container, creating a unique aging environment with high humidity and no oxygen exposure. By carefully nurturing the wines in this controlled environment, Xavier aims to preserve and enhance their aromatic diversity. Xavier Vignon's emphasis on nature, innovation, and organic practices results in exceptional wines that reflect his passion and commitment.
- Region/ Country: France
- Grape: Grenache, Mourvedre, Syrah, Muscardin, Picpoul noir
- Alcohol content: 14.5%
A tribute to the terroir of the Gigondas appellation! Over 25 parcels selected from the terraces next to the Dentelles de Montmirail including centenarian grenache vines as well as ancient local varietals.
94/100 - JEB DUNNUCK
" 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 sub- merged 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. "
93/100 - PARKER
" The 2016 Gigondas Arcane VIII L'Hermite likely won't be released for three to four years, said Vignon (it's already bottled). It is linear, tight and crisply focused, so no doubt he's right about when it will be approachable. Cedar frames bright cherry fruit in this medium to full-bodied GSM blend. "
Xavier Vignon的葡萄酒釀酒理念圍繞著尊重自然和支持葡萄藤，而非主導它們。他致力於生產有機葡萄酒，並探索礦物質對葡萄酒風味的影響。創新是Xavier方法的重要組成部分。他不斷尋求陳釀葡萄酒的新方法，如開創性的Vinarium®技術。該方法涉及將葡萄酒桶浸入定制容器中，創造一個高濕度且無氧暴露的獨特陳釀環境。通過在這個受控環境中精心呵護葡萄酒，Xavier旨在保留和增強其香氣的多樣性。Xavier Vignon對於自然、創新和有機釀造的強調，產生了體現他的熱情和執著的卓越葡萄酒。
這是對Gigondas產區風土的致敬！從Dentelles de Montmirail旁邊的梯田中選擇了超過25個地塊，其中包括百年老藤的Grenache葡萄以及古老的當地品種。
94/100 - JEB DUNNUCK：
「這款2016年份的Gigondas Arcane L'Hermite來自於較為陡峭的山坡，它由80%的Grenache、7%的Mourvèdre和其餘的Syrah、Muscardin和Picpoul Noir組成，並在降溫桶中陳年。這是Xavier釀造的另一款美酒，充滿了黑莓、香料、晒乾的普羅旺斯香草和泥土的味道。它優雅、無縫而絲滑，純淨優雅。短期的陳年將使其更加出色，可陳放十年。」
93/100 - PARKER：
「根據Vignon的說法（這款酒已經瓶裝），2016年份的Gigondas Arcane VIII L'Hermite可能需要三到四年才會發售。它線性、緊緻且焦點清晰，所以毫無疑問，他對它何時可飲的預測是正確的。雪松木框架烘托出這款中等至飽滿酒體的GSM混釀中明亮的櫻桃果味。」