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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.

Gabriel Meffre châteauneuf du pape
couleur
2017
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The 2017 vintage is one of the most promissing of the past few years with wines that are particularly elegant and harmonious, with superb, concentrated aromas and a solid ageing potential. The weather conditions during the growing season were difficult and extreme, resulting in a challenging task at harvest time. The high temperatures and almost total lack of rainfall since Springtime brought the harvest date forward by almost 10 days in many regions. Although these extreme conditions impacted heavily on the size of the harvest, with one of the smallest in the last 60 years, the quality is exceptional.

Rewards

Gold   Decanter - 96 pts

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Châteauneuf-du-Pape
Vintage
2017

Grape Varieties: 

This wine is a blend of Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre grapes.

Terroir: 

A blend of the various terroirs of Châteauneuf-du-Pape : sandy and limestone soils, red clay and "galets" (round stones).

Winemaking: 

The grapes are hand-picked and partially destemmed before fermentation. Each grape variety is fermented individually and fermentation/maceration lasts for approximately 4 weeks in cement vats. 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.

Vegan Friendly.

Tasting notes: 

This Châteauneuf du Pape opens with notes of ripe strawberry and spice complemented by dark fruit flavours and silky tannins.

Service & food pairing suggestions: 

Serve  at 16°C with spicy pork chops or a grilled steak rib. It can be enjoyed young and up to 12 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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