2016 Vaudieu Chateauneuf Du Pape L'avenueGrenache / Garnacha from France
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In pursuit of more terroir-based cuvées from his 70 hectares of vines, Laurent Brechet created L’Avenue, a Châteauneuf-du-Pape made from 100% Grenache grown primarily on a sand...
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The 2016 Chateauneuf-du-Pape L'Avenue is all Grenache sourced from a single parcel near the estate and aged 18 months in demi-muids. This deeply colored beauty boasts a huge perfume of black raspberries, blackberries, dried flowers, bouquet garni, and sandy/loamy soil notes. With a powerful, concentrated, structured style, incredible purity of fruit, and tons of tannin on the finish, hide bottles for 3-5 years, count yourself lucky, and enjoy over the following decade or more.
In pursuit of more terroir-based cuvées from his 70 hectares of vines, Laurent Brechet created L’Avenue, a Châteauneuf-du-Pape made from 100% Grenache grown primarily on a sandy terroir of decomposed red sandstone. This terroir makes for an expressive and vibrant style of Grenache and one when tasted along side Amiral G, is a masterclass in seeing how terroir in Châteauneuf-du-Pape really matters.
|Sub-Region||Chateauneuf du Pape|
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|Varietal(s)||Grenache / Garnacha|
|Taste||black currant, blackberry, dust and leather|
|Nose||vanilla, toast, smoke, tobacco, dark fruit and red fruit|