Sitting at the base of the limestone cliffs known as the Dentelles de Montmirail, Gigondas covers roughly over 3,000 acres of mostly steep, limestone hillside vineyards.

Due to its northerly aspect and higher elevation, Gigondas is one of the cooler appellations in the Southern Rhône and harvest here can lag other appellations by more than 1-2 weeks.

The traditional wines from Gigondas possess ample savory, cedary, and incredibly Provencal characteristics as well as plenty of structure and tannins. In general, most of these wines will benefit from short-term cellaring and have 10-15 years of aging potential.

This small list focuses on the terrific 2017 vintage and highlights recommended wines at $35 dollars or less.

Gigondas is a treasure trove of great wines at great prices and readers can find more information, as well as loads of wines at Southern Rhône Part 2: 2017 & 2018 from Gigondas, Vacqueyras, Cairanne, and Rasteau.

Domaine Brusset 2017 Gigondas Les Hauts De Montmirail $30 95
Domaine Notre Dame Des Pallieres 2017 Gigondas Bois Des Mourres $35 94
Domaine De Font Sane 2017 Gigondas Terrasses Des Dentelles $25 93+
Domaine De Boissan 2017 Gigondas Vieilles Vignes $25 93
Domaine Notre Dame Des Pallieres 2017 Gigondas Les Mourres $25 93
Domaine De Boissan 2017 Gigondas Sélection De Victor $20 93
Domaine Des Bosquets 2017 Gigondas $30 93
Brotte 2017 Gigondas La Marasque $25 93
Domaine De Verquière 2017 Gigondas $25 93
Domaine Des Florets 2017 Gigondas Supreme $35 93
Domaine Saint-Damien 2017 Gigondas Vieilles Vignes $35 92
Moulin De La Gardette 2017 Gigondas Tradition $35 93
Domaine Du Pesquier 2017 Gigondas $35 93
Pierre Amadieu 2017 Gigondas Domaine Grand Romane $35 93
Domaine Le Clos Des Cazaux 2017 Gigondas La Tour Sarrasine $32 92
Domaine La Font De Notre Dame 2017 Gigondas Le Mas $27 92
Domaine Brunely 2017 Gigondas $25 92
Domaine De Cabasse 2017 Gigondas Jucunditas $28 92
Domaine Du Grand Bourjassot 2017 Gigondas Cuvée Cécile $32 92
Domaine Des Pasquiers 2017 Gigondas $30 92
Domaine La Soumade 2017 Gigondas $25 92
Château De Montmirail 2017 Gigondas Cuvee Saint Maurice $25 92
Delas Frères 2017 Gigondas Les Reinages $35 92