Nice full classy wine. Deep black grape in colour with gorgeous purple purple look to the pour. Black Forest, vanilla and spicy notes on the nose, with soft white pepper. On the Pallet as smooth as silk, with a rich velvety vibrancy. Will do very nicely with short aging 1-3 years to open and keep the lushness or 5-10 to mature, open out fully, show some age and greater complexity. NM February 21' (with slow roasted Pork Belly)
This wine is elaborated with 7of the 13 permitted varietals for the infamous Chateauneuf du Pape Village rules: 60% Grenache, Syrah 16%, Mouvedre 10%, Counoise 4%, Black Terret 4%, Vaccarese 4%, Pink Clairette 2%. The more the merrier with the best selection to makes each vintage. Blends add complexity and layers of flavour.
Tasting notes: With a garnet-red colour with ruby tints, this wine offers aromas of black pepper, liquorice, cherry, jam fruits, mango. The pallet is complex, rich, mellow, with aromas of garrigue, stone fruits, red fruits. Tannins are elegant, fine. This wine has a long persistency in mouth.
This wine can be kept in a good cellar around 10 years.
About the Wine
Vineyard: It extends over almost all the commune of Chateauneuf-du-Pape and on some grounds of the same type of 4 bordering communes (Bedarrides, Courthezon, Orange and Sorgues).
Soils: More or less deep, very stony, they are constituted for the main part of big rolled quartz mixed in some sandy red clay.
Climate: This is the driest region of the Cotes du Rhone the prevailing wind is the Mistral. The heat of the day is stored by the stones and released at night.
The surface of production: 3,200 Ha
The grape varieties: traditionally, 13 grape varieties are admitted. Nowadays, the grapes mostly used are Grenache, Cinsault, Mourvedre, Syrah, Muscardin, Counoise, Clairette and Bourboulenc.
About the Winery
Run by 3 Brothers who took over from there father. They are known as the 3 Cellars masters and are based in the centre of Chateauneuf di Pape (CNP). Able to use up to 13 varieties to make CNP for this most complex premium multi blend wine - in 2016 to use just the finest ripened grapes they use just 5.