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Southern Rhône

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red

This pope of the southern Côtes-du-Rhône seduces with its richness and round tannins.

Soil type

Round pebbles and red clay.

Grape variety

85% de old Grenache, 5% de Syrah, 5% de Mourvèdre, 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

33 Hl / hectare.

Average annual production

130.000 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.
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Vintages 2006

 

Wine Advocate # 191 - Oct 2010

Score : 91

The 2006 Chateauneuf du Pape, which has been released, is a winner. This is an underrated vintage, sandwiched between two greater years, 2005 and 2007, but it is certainly a top vintage that is probably being discounted by retailers. This wine has a dark plum/ruby/purple-tinged color and a big, sweet kiss of creme de cassis, kirsch, cedar, spice, and balsam wood. With outstanding intensity, full-bodied power, and a long, rich, silky finish, it should drink well for up to a decade. Robert Parker.

 

Guide Bettane & Desseauve des Vins de France

Score : 16,5/20

Épanoui, riche, les notes tertiaires apparaissent (sous-bois, pruneau, figue), l’allonge est dynamique, la finale corsée mais équilibrée. Grande buvabilité.  

Consumption

A boire

Serving temperature

16°C to 18°C.

Ageing potential

15 years

Food and wine matching

Red meat, game bird and cheese.

The cooperage

of the domain

Producing

exceptional wines