Clos des Brusquieres Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2005

Rhone Red Blends from Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Rhone, France

Item No. 91223
  • red wine
  • collectible wine
  • ST91
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2004
  • ST92
  • 2003
  • RP90

Winemaker's Notes

"Ruby-red. Emphatic red berry nose with gentle spice accents. Gives an almost liqueur-like raspberry impression on the palate, with a suave, silky texture and fully absorbed tannins. The spice notes repeat on the finish but this is all about sweet, supple red berry fruit. This will drink well young."
-International Wine Cellar 89-91

This is stunningly pure and complex Chateauneuf-du-Pape; extremely gorgeous Chateauneuf in its own right. The wine is produced 'naturally' with manual vineyard work, traditional aging in large foudres, and bottling without intrusive fining and filtration.

Blend: 85% Grenache, 9% Syrah, 6 % Mourvèdre

The average age of the vines is 40 years, with some vines dating back to the early 1900s. All the grapes are hand harvested during multiple passes through the vines.

Learn About Clos des Brusquieres

At only eight hectares in size, this miniscule, ultra-traditional estate produces tiny quantities of just one wine: no luxury cuvee, no specialty blend, just a stunningly pure and complex Chateauneuf-du-Pape. Owner Claude Courtil is the godson of none other than Henri Bonneau, one of the most legendary and revered producers in the region, and he learned everything he knows about...

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Learn About Chateauneuf-du-Pape

(shah-too-NUHF due Pahp) Southern Rhone's landmark region, Chateauneuf du Pape, was the first region to gain AC status in France. That was the 1920s - it's history goes much further back than that. As the name suggests, the wine region was named after the new papal home, referring to the period of time in the 1300's when the pope resided in Avignon instead of Rome. Notable Facts...

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Learn About Rhone Red Blends

The Rhone region of France has a delightful selection of red varieties. There are 22 grapes allowed in the Rhone AOC, about half of them red. Most of these varieties are used as secondary blending partners, often comprising less than 10% of the blend. The primary red players of Rhone blends are Syrah, Grenache and Mourvedre. Most wines from the Southern Rhone use Grenache as their...

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