On an exceptional terroir :
Rhone pebbles in red clay soil
Average age of our vines: 45 years
Bottled after a year of ageing, limited in quantity (4,000 bottles), this wine is remarkable for its finesse and its complete appearance in tasting.
Firstly, the grapes are de-stemming, after we make a skin contact (5°C) during 2 days. Then we put the grapes in fermentation during 20 days with temperatures increasing progressively to reach 30°C. Pushing down of the cap, we reduce progressively as the fermentation advances as well as pumping over the must by air.
Ageing: in oak barrels, medium toast, during 6 months.
Deep garnet color with purple highlights
Complex and fruity nose with red fruit aromas
Palate: if the tannins are silky, the attack is frank, rich and very pleasant
A beautiful power for a beautiful, very beautiful Châteauneuf du Pape
Marrying food and wine :
Red meat, game, creamy cheese
Laying down :
Up to 10 years