Domaine de Monpertuis Chateauneuf-du-Pape Secret de Gabriel 2007

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

$84.00 $59.99
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Item No. 111491
  • red wine
  • ST95
Style: Smooth & Supple

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 14.5%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.

Winemaker's Notes

Bright red. Gives off deep aromas of fresh strawberries, raspberries and coffee. On the palate, notes of cherries and blackberries, chocolate and flowers. Ageing potential of 10 years and more.

Critical Acclaim

"Saturated red. Expansive, hugely aromatic bouquet of raspberry, mulberry, allspice, smoked meat and minerals, with a strong floral quality that gains strength with air. Deeply concentrated but surprisingly lithe and precise, offering sweet red berry and cherry preserve flavors and notes of licorice and rose pastilles. The finish is spicy, focused and extremely persistent, with a zesty mineral element adding lift and cut. This is the wine formerly known as Tradition, and is based on grenache vines planted in the late 19th century."
95 Points

Learn About Domaine de Monpertuis

The Domaine de Monpertuis has been in the hands of the Jeune family for several generations. Each successor has added bits and pieces of vineyards to the expanding whole of the estate so that the current owner, Paul Jeune, is now the proprietor of the 10 acres of vines that are scattered amongst 32 separate parcels throughout the confines of Chateauneuf du Pape. In addition, Jeune...

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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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