Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red

Soil type

Round pebbles and red clay.

Grape variety

70 % Vieux Grenache, 15 % Mourvèdre, 10% Syrah 5% Others.

Average age of vines

45 years.

Winemaking

Traditional winemaking with temperature controlled alcoholic fermentation. 3 weeks maceration in tanks.

Ageing

2 years in oak foudres.

Average yield

29 Hl/ hectare.

Average annual production

Around 140.000 bottles.

Tasting

Eye : Deep dark red.
Nose : Spices and mature red fruits.
Palate : Round tannins with powerful complexity. A rich unctuous wine with notes of mature plums, hazelnuts and red fruits.
Overall : Very rich wine full of harmony and balance.

Vintages 2014

The Wine Advocate

Score : (89 - 91)

Still in foudres, the 2014 Chateauneuf du Pape will likely be bottled and released in early 2018, according to Philippe Guigal. It’s a charming version, with pretty cherry aromas and flavors, not as concentrated as either the 2013 or 2015 but still a fine effort for near-term drinking. Joe Czerwinski.

Consumption

A boire/à garder

Serving temperature

16°C to 18°C.

Ageing potential

15 years

Food and wine matching

Red meat, game bird and cheese.
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