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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

70 % Old 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

32 Hl/ Hectare

Average annual production

Around 200.000 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 2012

The Wine Advocate - Dec. 2016

Score : 93+ 

I loved the 2012 Châteauneuf du Pape. This big, downright sexy red offers loads of kirsch, blackberries, dried flowers and hints of licorice in a full-bodied, sweetly fruit, layered style. It has terrific purity and ripe, sweet tannin, all suggesting it will keep for 10-15 years. Jeb Dunnuck.

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.

The cooperage

of the domain

Producing

exceptional wines