Chateauneuf du Pape “Alexis Establet”

Bottle Size: 750 mL

UPC Number: N/A

  • 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 Grapes are directly pressed in a stainless steel pneumatic press. Musts are selected then racked. The alcoholic fermentation is regulated between 16 and 18°C. Roussanne are wine-made and aged in barrels, the other varieties in stainless steel tanks. The malolactic fermentation isn’t made to keep acidity and freshness. 4 months with regular steering of the lees in barrels during the first weeks after the end of fermentation. Blend is made just before bottling.
  • Press WS 92, WA 94
  • Vineyard Silica-clayish soils with rounded pebbles
  • Vinification A traditional vinification with complete destemming. Long vatting – up to 3 to 4 weeks. The temperatures are controlled throughout the alcoholic fermentation. Pumping over 1 or 2 times a day along with 4 emptying and refilling the vats during the fermentation. Aged 18 months in old and new oak casks. Estate bottled.
  • Viticulture Entirely manual, is followed by systematic sorting.
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