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Gabriel Meffre "Patron Saints"


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

Throughout the year, the planets were perfectly aligned: no frost, winter rains to replenish the soil and a warm summer without excessive heat. These ideal climatic conditions produced magnificent grapes with an early ripening and an excellent sanitary state. A remarkable vintage as much by the quality of the berries as by the length of the harvest ! (8 weeks)



Grape Varieties: 

Grenache, Syrah & Mourvèdre.


A blend of Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre from the different major terroirs of Châteauneuf du Pape :  crumbly, sandy soil from the eastern and southern slopes, limestone from the western side facing the Rhône river, red clay from the northern zone and "galets" (large, round quartzite stones) from the upper plateaux sector.


The grapes were hand-picked and partially destemmed before fermentation. Each grape variety was fermented individually and fermentation/maceration lasted 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, were blended before bottling.
Vegan Friendly.

Tasting notes: 

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

Service & food pairing suggestions: 

Open one hour before serving between 13° and 15°C (55.5°-59°F).
Recipe idea: steak with red wine sauce or Ratatouille.
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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