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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
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2012
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July and August 2012 were relatively dry on the sector of Chateauneuf-du-Pape. Almost no rain in 2 months. Fortunately, a storm and 40 mm of rain at the end of August allowed hydration of the plant. An episode of wind just before the harvest ideally concentrated flavors and gave silky and quite ripe tannins. In summary, a qualitative vintage, solar and very distinctive.

Rewards

90   Vinous

89   Wine Advocate - Robert Parker

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Châteauneuf-du-Pape
Vintage
2012

Grape Varieties: 

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 a subtle and complex nose of ripe strawberry and Provençal herbes. The palat is full and structured with dark-fruit flavours of spicy plum and black cherry complemented by smooth, silky tannins on the finish.

Service & food pairing suggestions: 

Enjoy this Châteauneuf du Pape with roasted game, duck fillet or cheese. Serve between 16°C and 18°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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