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2015 Santa Duc Chateauneuf Du PapeBlend from France

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"A papal wine that draws its power and confidence from the soil of different vineyards situated in the north, east and the center of the appellation. Fine sands, red clay and s...

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The 2015 Chateauneuf du Pape Habemus Papam suffers only by comparison to the domaine's other micro-cuvees. It still delivers lovely cherry & stone fruit notes, medium to full body & ample concentration. The tannins are a bit grippier in this wine, so lay it down for a few years. Gigondas-based Yves Gras has quietly grown his holdings in Chateauneuf du Pape to six hectares, from which he's producing four separate cuvees. I'm sure it will hurt some feelings to say an outsider like Gras is producing some of the most compelling examples of Chateauneuf du Pape, but keep in mind these are generally tiny-production gems & not easy to track down.---Wine Advocate

Product Description:

"A papal wine that draws its power and confidence from the soil of different vineyards situated in the north, east and the center of the appellation. Fine sands, red clay and sandstone, contribute to the overall picture, especially the vineyards called «Le Pradel» and «La Font du Pape». The translation of the Provencal name of the latter location refers to relatively humid soils on which Syrah, or its ancestor, the Sérine, expresses with particular freshness. The traditional blending of different vineyards and historical grape varieties of the region, Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre and Counoise, finds its raison d’être in the elegance and harmony of the wines it produces." - Winery

Product Detail

Item # 110973
Country France
Region Rhone
Sub-Region Vacqueyras
Ratings

94 - Wine Advocate - Wine Advocate

Vintage 2015
Color Red
ABV 14.0%
Varietal(s) Grenache / Garnacha, Syrah / Shiraz, Mourvedre / Mataro / Monastrell / Garrut, Counoise
Size 750mL
Closure Cork
Features
Taste black currant, blackberry, dust, leather, currant, blueberry, strawberry, blackberry , violet , oak , smoke , toast , vanilla, violet, oak, smoke and toast
Nose vanilla, toast, smoke, tobacco, dark fruit, red fruit, spice box, cedar, thyme , clove , cinnamon , black pepper , mint, thyme, clove, cinnamon and black pepper