Located between Avignon and Orange, wines from the Chateauneuf-du-Pape appellation are among the most prestigious of the southern Rhone. These blended wines are made from grapes grown in the region's hills with very stony soil of varying depth. The soil is comprised of red sandy clay and quartz stones. The Delas Chateauneuf-du-Pape Rouge is a negociant wine made of grapes from growers with whom the winery has worked for decades.
Deep garnet red in color. The nose of the ‘Haut Pierre' has strong spicy aromas that reveal a rich, powerful body that is delicate, yet has a tightly-knit tanninc framework. On the palate, the wine is rich and onctuous, revealing intense licorice-like flavors. Can easily be kept 10 years or more. Ideal with the traditional French and "Provencale" type stews and meat.
"The 2007 Chateauneuf du Pape is a blend of 70% Grenache and 30% Syrah. It reveals a deep ruby/purple color in addition to a gorgeous nose of black fruits, spring flowers, licorice, incense, lavender, and grilled Provencal herbs. Dense, full-bodied, flamboyant, and chewy, with that terrific freshness and purity that characterize this great vintage in the south, it should drink well for 12-15+ years.
The Wine Advocate
"Very friendly fig, boysenberry and blackberry fruit is woven with violet, anise and fruitcake notes that extend through the long, well-rounded finish. Drink now through 2019."