This wine comes from the Domaine’s oldest vines (70 years on average), planted with Châteauneuf du Pape’s 13 grape varieties with a yield of around 15hl/ha. Harvesting is carried out by hand with bunches placed in 15 kg crates. The grapes are then individually sorted before going into vat.
GRAPE VARIETIES : The 13 Châteauneuf du Pape grape varieties: Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre, Cinsault, Clairette and Bourboulenc, Vaccarèse, Muscardin...
The grape varieties are vini ed together. After a fermentation period of around 30 days, with pumping over, rack-and-return and punching down operations, the wines go into either 228 l or 600 barrels (new or previously used for one vintage), depending on the plots they hail from, to be aged for a period of 12-18 months, depending on the vin- tage. The wines are then aged for several years in bottles before being released for sale.
Served between 17-18°C, this wine can be decanted one hour before serving to allow it to continue opening out in the glass over the course of the meal. It will pair nicely with meats ser- ved on festive or special occasions. It can be laid down for around 15 years depending on the vintage.