Dom. Chante-Perdrix Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2006

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

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Item No. 100883
  • red wine
  • WS90
Alcohol By Volume: 15.0%

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%.
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2004
  • W&S93
  • 2003
  • RP90

Winemaker's Notes

The wines of Chante Perdrix are traditional in the best sense, and they are authentic, long-lived exaples of the venerable terroir of Chateauneuf-du-Pape.

The red wine is made in the traditional manner, with ageing in the large oad casks and bottling from 18-24 months after the harvest. It is firm, rich, and spicy, developing slowly to a warm, satisfyingly complex maturity.

"Chante Perdrix produces one of the more exotic and intriguing wines of Chateauneuf du Pape. In top vintages, such as 1989, this is an undeniably flamboyant and dramatic wine. The estate is modestly sized (45 acres), and the red wine is made from a traditional blend of 80% Grenache, 6% Syrah, 6% Muscardin, and 2% other varietals. The average age of….(the) vineyards is an impressive 55 years. Additionally, this is one of the few single-estate vineyards with the entire vineyard located in the Southern part of the appellation, in the sector known as Condorcet……Guy Nicolet, a quiet and unassuming man, diminutive in stature, produces wines that are the reverse of his personality. Enormously fruity, voluptuous in texture and extroverted, they represent Chateauneuf du Pape at its most seductive. Fanciers of this style are best advised to drink Chante Perdrix within the first 10-15 years of (its) life. Although not one of the appellation's longest-lived wines, it is one of the most delicious." - Robert M. Parker, Jr. Wines of the Rhône Valley, 2nd Edition (1997)

Critical Acclaim

"Perfumed up front, with incense and macerated cherry notes giving way to a stylish palate that shows sandalwood, mineral, sage and raspberry flavors. Drink now through 2018."
90 Points

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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