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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% Vieux Grenache, 15% Mourvèdre, 10% Syrah, 5% autres.

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.

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 2015

JEB DUNNUCK

Score : 91

In a completely different style, the 2015 Châteauneuf-du-Pape is more Grenache-dominated and has a great nose of garrigue, pepper, and sweet red and black fruits. Nicely balanced, complex, and medium to full-bodied, is shows the straighter, classic style of the vintage and will drink nicely for another 10-15 years.

 

WINE ADVOCATE

Score : 92

Consumers who want a bit more oomph than the 2014 offers will want to seek out Guigal's 2015 Chateauneuf du Pape, which is a ripe, full-bodied example of the appellation. Bottled just a week before I tasted it, it was somewhat closed on the nose but is wonderfully velvety and rich, with plenty of dark fruit flavors, accented by dried spices on the long finish.

 

WINE SPECTATOR

Score : 91

Distinctive, with singed mesquite and alder notes leading off, giving this a woodsy profile, balanced by an ample core of steeped raspberry and bitter plum fruit, along with tobacco, sandalwood and rooibos tea hints. The mesquite-alder edge lingers on the finish. Best from 2020 through 2028. 11,667 cases made, 3,500 cases imported. — JM

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