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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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2013
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Harvest 2013 in the Southern Rhône Valley was a very specific one due to a serious shortfall in Grenache grapes caused by a cold and wet Spring. Fortunately, the Syrah and Mourvèdre grapes were beautiful. The yields were then very low which always gives a nice quality and wines that will keep well.

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92   Vinous

14.5/20   Guide des Vins Bettane & Desseauve 2018

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Châteauneuf-du-Pape
Vintage
2013

Grape Varieties: 

This wine is a blend of Grenache and Syrah 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 plum. The palate is full and structured with dark-fruit flavours of prune and 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 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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