Châteauneuf-du-Pape Rouge

Les Combes D’Arnevel 

Vintage 2018

Region Rhone Valley


Vine Age 40 Years

Soil Type A single vineyard with predominantly sandy, chalky soil and deeper beds of clay and silt. This allows adequate drainage of rainfall and ensures the vines are able to produce the best possible quality.

Sizes Available 750 mL

Closure Cork

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

Press 90 Points, James Suckling (2019)
93 Points, Wine Enthusiast (2017)
92 Points, Wine Spectator (2015)
90 Points, Wine Enthusiast (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%).

Tasting Notes Pale plus very dark red garnet with clear purple at edge. There is a warm impression to the nose, then mature black cherry with a liqueur-like generosity, and beginning bottle development. The palate shows less evolution and has distinctive clarity and tension. There is warmth backed by an elevated acid spine and resolving tannins. This is a focused, well-defined expression that is not yet at its best. Will show more by 2017/2018, and can be cellared further. - RB

Les Combes DArnevel Chateauneuf du Pape Rouge