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Date Printed: 4/18/2014
Cuvee du Vatican Cotes du Rhone Villages 2010
Cuvee du Vatican Cotes du Rhone Villages 2010
(search item no. 115891)
Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
PRICE ON 4/18/2014: $18.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The Cotes du Rhone Villages Cuvee du Vatican has always been considered as the "younger brother" of the famous Chateauneuf du Pape. It is well worth questioning this assuption, however. This is a wine that has long since proved its credentials and which continues to astound us by its vitality. A true vintage wine, it reveals its attractions for the greatest pleasure of one and all. This endearing wine will always be present at table wherever good living and good humor are the rule.
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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.