Dom. la Roquette Chateauneuf-du-Pape 1999

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

$29.99
Item No. 86073
  • red wine
  • RP87
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 1998
  • WS89
  • ST88

Winemaker's Notes

"The dark ruby-colored 1999 Chateauneuf du Pape, a standard blend of 70% Grenache, 20% Syrah, and 10% Mourvedre, is an elegant, light, Burgundian-like effort with soft, cherry fruit, and a consumer-friendly style. Owned by the Brunier family (also proprietors of the famed Vieux-Telegraphe), Chateau La Roquette produces modern-styled, richly fruity Chateauneuf du Papes meant to be consumed during their first decade of life."
-Wine Advocate

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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