Region Rhone Valley
Appellation Chateauneuf du Pape
Vine Age37 Years
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
Food Pairing Red meat, dishes cooked in sauce, meat terrine and cheeses
Press 93 Points Wine Spectator and 92 Points James Suckling 2016 Vintage. 93 Points International Wine Report, 92 Points Wine Spectator, Wine Enthusiast & Wine & Spirits! Also included in Wine & Spirits "Year's Best Southern Rhone" and TEXSOM International Wine Awards - Silver - 2015 Vintage
Vinification Virtually total de-stemming, pumping over twice a day. Vatting time : 2 to 3 weeks in concrete vats. Matured for 18 months in vats and "foudres" (15%).
Tasting Notes Pale plus dark red with clear purple rim. The nose is warm and beginning to show an attractive complexity characterized by understated red fruits and spice along with leather and tertiary notes. The palate is composed and lighter weight, again exhibiting a measure of bottle development in an appealing mix of red cherry and spice notes. There is a fine, balanced structure. This is an elegant, not heavyweight style expressing Cinsault and Grenache in particular, with the emphasis on finesse rather than power.