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Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Appellation d'origine protégée

This unique wine gets its character from its specific terroir: round pebbles give the aromatic strength while clayey limestone brings finesse and beautiful elegance.

couleur
2015
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Thanks to ideal weather conditions right up the harvest, the sanitary state of the grapes and yields were excellent. The 2015 vintage demonstrates remarkable potential and promises to be one of the finest vintages of the past few years. Harvested between the 12th September and the 23rd October 2015.

Rewards

92 pts      Wine Spectator

93 pts       Jeb Dunnuck

90-92 pts  Vinous - Josh Raynolds

90-92 pts  Wine Advocate - Robert Parker

16.5/20      Jancis Robinson

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Châteauneuf-du-Pape
Vintage
2015

Grape Varieties: 

65 % Grenache

35 % Syrah

Terroir: 

The Grenache grapes come from the sector of "La Crau", a large Quaternary terrace covered with large pebble stones, giving the wine structure and body.

The Syrah grapes are grown on clay-limestone soils from the Cretaceous period, bringing great elegance and finesse to the wine.

Winemaking: 

58% of the blend is aged in 275-liter Laurus oak barrels for 17 months.

Bottled on 23 June, 2017.

12 772 bottles, 268 magnums, 52 jeroboams and 15 mathusalems produced.

Tasting notes: 

"Slightly taut still, focused by a frame of singed juniper that holds sway over the core of crushed plum, cherry and blackberry notes. Keeps a sleek, racy feel through the finish, with anise, black tea and graphite elements checking in." Wine Spectator - June 15, 2018

Service & food pairing suggestions: 

Serve at 16-18°C – Ideally open about 1 hour before serving
Optimum maturity: 2017 - 2025 - ABV: 14,5°

 

Truffle omelette

Coq au vin

Age of vines & yield: 

40 years on average

Grenache of more than 80 years

30 hl/ha

By choosing Châteauneuf as their summer residence, the Popes greatly promoted the production of wine and developed the vineyard, making it into one of the jewels of the Rhône Valley.

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