Châteauneuf du Pape

Rich, dark, and lush with an essence of freshness.

Bottle Size: 750 mL

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  • Vintage 2015
  • Producer
  • Country France
  • Region Rhone
  • Composition:
    70% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 10% Mourvedre
  • Winemaker Notes Between Orange and Avignon, on the left bank of the Rhone River, the old Pope’s Castle was edified. Pilgrims, Crusaders, Templars, Hugenots, Popes and Kings, as well as Thieves and Invaders all passed through this remarkable place. Two longstanding and well known families of Chateauneuf du Pape, Jeune and Establet, who can trace their ancestors back to the 14th century, united their properties by a marriage between Christiane Establet and Pierre Elie Jeune in 1960's, and the Domaine du Grand Tinel was established in 1972. Today, Christophe, Béatrice and Isabelle Jeune continue the family tradition of producing great wines of the region.
  • Tasting Notes A charming, fruit forward and delicious 2015 that offers lots of strawberry, black raspberry, garrigue and spice aromas and flavors.
  • Press 90-92 Vinous, 88-91 Wine Advocate

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  • Vineyard Silica-clayish soils with rounded pebbles.
  • Vinification Grapes are de-stemmed before fermentation. Vinification takes place in a combination of stainless steel or cement vat. The wine is aged in a combination of foudres or small oak vats.

  • Viticulture Average age of vines are 40 years.
 

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