Chateauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes

75 cl

This Rhone blend is rich, savoury and powerful. It is drinking very well now, but would also reward ageing for another couple of years.

  • €52.00
Chateauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes

This Rhone blend is rich, savoury and powerful. It is drinking very well now, but would also reward ageing for another couple of years.

Tasting Notes from Celtic Whiskey Shop and Wines on the Green
Nose Garrigue, blackberries, lush earth, spring flowers
Palate Licorice, kirsch, earthy soils
Fact Sheet
Fluid 75 cl
Grape Variety 70% Grenache (vines more tha 100 years old), 30% Mourvèdre
Alcohol % 15
Style Dry, Full Bodied
Estate/Producer Domaine de la Charbonniere
Country France
Region/AOC Rhone
Vintage 2011
Making Techniques Enormous care is taken at harvest time. Hand-harvesting with a selective sorting of grapes are proofs of quality. Destemming and crushing of all grapes.Fermentation of Grenache and Mourvèdre is carried out in different tanks. The fermentation lasts 3 to 5 weeks. Punching of the cap is done every 2 days, and pumping over every day. The malolactic fermentation takes place in “open-top” oak vats. Ageing continues in big oak tanks for a further 6 – 8 months for Grenache and in barrels for Mourvèdre.
Closure Cork
Awards and/or Press Quotes
Robert Parker 2010 Vintage 90 Points. ’With a dry, savoury profile that should benefit from another year in bottle, the 2011 Chateauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes offers up plenty of wild herbs, licorice, dried cherry and earthy notes to go with a medium-bodied, firm and slightly austere feel on the palate. Give it another 2-3 years and drink it through 2019. Drink 2015-2019.’ 2009 Vintage 92 Points. 'From their oldest vines comes the 2009 Chateauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes, composed of 95% Grenache and the rest Mouvedre. This emerges from the high plateau of La Crau in the eastern part of the appelation, and the vines are 85+ years of age. Huge, sandy, underbrush notes, with pepper, black cherry jam and hints of strawberries and spice box are all present in this fragrant, full bodied wine, which is rich, savoury and irresistible already. It should drink well for at least a decade or more.'

Tags: Chateauneuf du Pape, Vieilles Vignes, 2010, charbonniere