Châteauneuf du Pape vineyards are mostly located on plateaux. Stony-clay soil covered with large rolled stones. Some plots are more sandy.
Grenache noir mostly,
Winemaking & ageing
Harvest is destemmed and crushed. Fermentation temperature is controlled at 30°C. Vatting period of 18 to 21 days. Matured in vats (80%) and oak casks (20%).
An intense purple color. The nose gets a loads of ripe red fruit aromas, such as sweet black cherry.
The palate reveals clearly the aromatic complexity : spices and black fruit are boasted with soft tannins. The finish is long with aromatic hints of liquorice and pepper. Here, the Grenache is a king.
To drink between 1 and 8 years. Serve at a temperature of 17°C.