Châteauneuf-du-Pape Rouge “Cuvée Exceptionnelle”

Domaine du Vieux Lazaret


Region Rhone Valley


Vine Age45 Years

Varietals Grenache and Syrah

Soil Type 38 parcels spread across Chateauneuf. 3 major soil types : -soils with rolled pebbles -stony terraces with sand and gravel sub-soils -clay soils formed from the limestone mother rock.

Sizes Available 750 mL, 375 mL, 1500 mL, 3L, 6L

Closure Cork

Food Pairing Red meat, dishes cooked in sauce, meat terrine and cheeses

Press 93 Pts, Wine Spectator (2016)
95 Pts, James Suckling (2016)
94 Pts, Wine Enthusiast, Editor's Choice (2015)

Vinification Virtually total de-stemming, pumping over twice a day. Vatting time : 2 to 3 weeks in concrete vats. Matured for 18 monthsin vats and "foudres" (15%).

This wine is a single vat selected in the cellars from the thirty vats produced each year.

Tasting Notes This is a bold, old-school style with big extract and ripe, concentrated fruit, stuffing the palate full of red-berry and plum flavors. Long, tannin hold. Best from 2023.

Lazaret Chateauneuf du Pape Rouge Cuvee Exceptionelle