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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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2015
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After a warm and hot summer, some rainy periods enabled the grapes to achieve the ideal maturity. During the harvest (which was early), the wind regulated the excessive temperatures, preserving the aromas of the grapes. This ideal weather and healthy conditions make  the 2015 vintage one of the most qualitative in recent years.

Rewards

95 pts - PLATINUM "Best in Show"   Decanter World Wine Awards

91-93 pts   Vinous - Josh Raynolds

88-90 pts  The Wine Advocate

16.5/20   Jancis Robinson

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Châteauneuf-du-Pape
Vintage
2015

Grape Varieties: 

Blend of Grenache and Syrah grapes.

Terroir: 

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 spices and garrigue. The palate is full and structured with spicy and dark-fruit flavours (prune and cherry) complemented by smooth, silky tannins on the finish.

Service & food pairing suggestions: 

Enjoy this Châteauneuf du Pape at 16°C with grilled lamb chops or "Provençale" veal. It 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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