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Date Printed: 9/3/2014
Cuvee du Vatican Chateauneuf-du-Pape Reserve Sixtine Blanc 2009
Cuvee du Vatican Chateauneuf-du-Pape Reserve Sixtine Blanc 2009
(search item no. 112275)
collectible wine

The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
PRICE ON 9/3/2014: $65.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

A pure gem, this wine is the full expression of the land, the grapes and the care and attention lavished upon it. It will grow and develop with cellaring and the years of aging will take away none of its depth and delicate finesse.
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About Cuvee du Vatican:

Jean-Marc Diffonty is the 4th generation at the domain and has been responsible, since his father Félician Diffonty left the charge in 1993. Félician Diffonty was the mayor of Chateauneuf du Pape 1965-1995 and it was him who in 1958 named the domaine Cuvée du Vatican - with blessings by the pope! In 1996 Jean Marc was made president of the Young Winemakers of Châteauneuf du Pape.