This unique wine gets its character from its specific terroir: round pebbles give the aromatic strength while clayey limestone brings finesse and beautiful elegance.
65 % Grenache
35 % Syrah
The Grenache grapes come from the sector of "La Crau", a large Quaternary terrace covered with large pebble stones, giving the wine structure and body.
The Syrah grapes are grown on clay-limestone soils from the Cretaceous period, bringing great elegance and finesse to the wine.
58% of the blend is aged in 275-liter Laurus oak barrels for 17 months.
Bottled on 23 June, 2017.
12 772 bottles, 268 magnums, 52 jeroboams and 15 mathusalems produced.
"Slightly taut still, focused by a frame of singed juniper that holds sway over the core of crushed plum, cherry and blackberry notes. Keeps a sleek, racy feel through the finish, with anise, black tea and graphite elements checking in." Wine Spectator - June 15, 2018
Serve at 16-18°C – Ideally open about 1 hour before serving
Optimum maturity: 2017 - 2025 - ABV: 14,5°
Coq au vin
40 years on average
Grenache of more than 80 years
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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