Clos des Papes Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2001

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

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Item No. 56765
  • RP95
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2012
  • RP98
  • ST95
  • 2000
  • RP95
  • ST93
  • 1995
  • WS96
  • RP92
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Winemaker's Notes

Complex aromas of cherry, plum, mocha, licorice and smoke enhance this sweet, dense, ripe and harmonious Chateauneuf du Pape with a solid underlying structure. The 2000 Finishes with balanced, unaggressive, and ripe tannins.

"The Avrils consider the 2001 Chateauneuf du Pape the finest they have made since 1990. Produced from meager yields of 25 hectoliters per hectare, it tips the scales at 14.5% alcohol. Backward and promising with a deep ruby/purple color and sweet nose of black fruits intermixed with plums, saddle leather, minerals, and truffles...pure, full-bodied, moderately tannic, classic vin de garde...." - Wine Advocate

Learn About Clos des Papes Map ItMap It

the Clos des Papes estate inclueds some forty scattered hectares, approximately 80 acres. There are no fewer than 24 different plots of land, which include some of the most beautiful soils in the Chateauneuf vineyards. The geographical separation of our vineyards enables us to control ripeness at harvest time, since each sector does not necessarily reach the exact same stage at...

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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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