This delicious wine is a blend of 70% Grenache, 10% Syrah, 10% Mourvedre, 10% Cinsault and small part of the other varieties of the appellation.
The crop is picked and sorted manually. The grapes are destemmed and slightly crushed, then vatted for a long period as tradition dictates, to extract as gently as possible the phenolic compounds: the tannins and anthocyanins that provide the wine's colour and health-giving attributes.
We make very concentrated wines especially suited to prolonged ageing; but they are also highly pleasurable to drink young. During the maturation process - 9 to 15 months in oak casks and barrels - we continue to refine the wines' structure in order to obtain a very harmonious, well-balanced wine.
"The classic, modern-styled 2000 Chateauneuf du Pape has not lost any of its Provencal heart and soul. Deep ruby/purple-colored, with a sumptuously sweet perfume of black cherries, pepper, spice, and subtle notes of vanilla as well as chocolate, this full-bodied, layered, intense 2000 possesses low acidity and great purity. This is a sexy, opulent Chateauneuf to drink now and over the next 12-15 years."
-The Wine Advocate