This wine cornes 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 craies. The grapes are then individually sorted before going into vat.
Grenache (50%) Syrah (15%) mourvèdre (12%), Cinsault (8%) Clairette and Bourboulenc (5%) etc.
The grape varieties are vinified together. After a fermentation period of around 30 days, with pumping over, rack-and-return and punching down operations, the wines go inlo either 228L 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 vintage. The wines are then aged for several years in bottles before being released for sale.
Strong ruby red hue with a powerful and extremely complex nose of fine spices, fruit, black olives and garrigue srubland. Concentrated on the palate, with nice polished tannins and exceptional length packed with spice and black fruit.
SERVING & FOOD PAIRINGS:
Served between 17-18°C, this wine can be decanted one hour before serving to allow il to continue opening out in the glass over the course of the meal. If will pair nicely with meats served on festive or special occasions. Il con be laid down for around 15 years depending on the vintage.