Le Grand Chais de France Victor Bérard Châteauneuf du Pape AOP 2018
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Deep ruby red with crimson reflections. Full-bodied with gentle tannins and a powerful aromatic intensity with dried spices, herbs, flowers and red berries. Rich, r ound and full-bodied mouthfeel with plump black cherries, juicy dark plums, wild blueberries, tanned leather, melted chocolate shavings and a hint of ground espresso beans on the palate. This is a well structured, complex wine with with a long peppery finish.
Recommendations: Goes well with game, duck, guinea fowl, pigeon, dishes such as osso bucco and eggplant cake. A wonderful companion to strong cheeses.
Chateauneuf-du-Pape is a historic village between the towns of Orange and Avignon, in France’s southern Rhone Valley. Overlooking the Comtat plain and its 3,000 hectares of vines, this village is almost entirely devoted to the famous wine “Chateauneuf du Pape” from the no less famous appellation of Cotes du Rhone. It is famous for powerful, full-bodied red wines made predominantly from the classic southern Rhone grape trio: Grenache, Syrah and Mourvedre.
These three varieties are behind the vast majority of the appellation’s red wines, although a total of eighteen are approved for use – a mix of black, green and pink-skinned varieties. Grenache is king in the vineyards here. It is used in every Chateauneuf red to some extent, and many are made entirely from it. The variety performs better here than in other French region, and contributes juicy, jammy red-fruit flavours and high potential alcohol. After Grenache, the next most important varieties are Syrah and Mourvedre. Syrah grows most successfully in the town’s cooler sites, and brings structure and spiced black-fruit notes to the blend. Late-ripening, sun-loving Mourvedre flourishes only in the hotter, drier vineyards, and adds dark depths and bitter-chocolate notes.
Shelf Life: 2024
Contents: 750 ML
Alcohol content: 14.5% vol.
Serving temperature: 16-18 ° C
Grapes: Syrah, Grenache, Mourvêdre
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