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Gabriel Meffre

Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Appellation d'origine protégée

The mere mention of “Châteauneuf du Pape” evokes a certain idea of quality. Discover here a racy and powerful wine with a long and aromatic finish which will seduce all connoisseurs.

Chateauneuf
couleur
2011
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Harvest 2011 in Châteauneuf-du-Pape was marked by an extraordinary «Indian Summer» in September which allowed to harvest, under ideal weather conditions, grapes of excellent sanitary quality and optimal maturity. From a sensory point of view, this vintage offers balanced wines with lots of fruit, good density and generous in the mouth.

Rewards
91   Wine Spectator
89   Wine Advocate - Robert Parker
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Châteauneuf-du-Pape
Vintage
2011

Terroir: 

This wine is a blend of Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre grapes grown in a stony soil of quartz mixed with sandy red clay.

Winemaking: 

The grapes are hand-picked and fully destemmed before fermentation. Each grape variety is fermented individually and fermentation/maceration lasts for approximately 4 weeks. After about 12 months of maturing, the different varieties, which were aged partly in oak and partly in vat, are combined to form the final blend before bottling.

Tasting notes: 

A rich, bright ruby colour with subtle and complex aromas of Kirsch and cherry paste. The palate is full and structured with liquorice and roasted apple wood notes lasting through the finish.

Service & food pairing suggestions: 

Enjoy this Châteauneuf du Pape with roasted game, duck fillet or cheese. Serve at 16°C. Can be enjoyed already and up to 10 years of age.

Saint Théodoric is the name of the oldest monument of the village of Châteauneuf du Pape. This Roman chapel still hosts many art exhibitions throughout the year.

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