This unique wine gets its character from its specific terroir: round pebbles give the aromatic strength while clayey limestone brings finesse and beautiful elegance.
Selection of two terroirs to achieve a fine balance between strength and elegance:
- Rolled pebbles in the "La Crau" sector, on quaternary terraces for the Grenache grapes.
- Clay and limestone soils from the Cretaceous period and soft sandstone from the Miocene period for the Syrah grapes.
Manual harvest. Grapes are de-stemmed and crushed. A 21-day maceration period with regular punch-downs and rack & return (délestage) operations. Malolactic fermentation. 12 months elevage of the Syrah in 275-litre Laurus barrels (mix of new, 1-year and 2-year barrels).
Production: 7,850 bottles
Bottled on: 8 July 2014
Intense, deep red colour. On the nose, aromas of black cherry and strawberry. Full-bodied on the palate with notes of ripe plums and spice. Rich, long finish. A wine that is already very enjoyable but also has good aging potential. (Tasted August 2014)
16-18°C – Ideal when opened 1-hour ahead
Lamb marinated with cep (porcini) mushrooms
Loin of veal à la provençale
Optimum maturity: 2015-2022
ABV : 14,5%
31 years on average, Grenache vines over 80 years of age - 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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