The last time I saw so many vineyards was in Bordeaux. Gigondas is another wine country, loaded with vineyards and shops devoted to selling the local wine. We passed through this part of France on our way to Vaison la Romaine.
We went to this village. Maurice tells me that it is a very well known wine in France. It’s a small area.
These mountains are well known in the area called les Dentelles. I thought it had something to do with teeth as dents means teeth but, in fact, it means lace. I guess the range is full of holes and it supposed to look like lace. I didn’t see it myself.
We ate at a very nice place outside of Gigondas called les Florets. We sat below les Dentelles in the shade of some large trees and had a great lunch.
We had a bottle of this wine made from the vineyards we could see from our table. It’s a light wine, rather like that found in wine from the Loire Valley.
I had the cocktail du maison made of champagne, creme de peche and Baume de Venise, a sweet liquor made in the area. It was very good-potent too.