Dom. de la Cote de l'Ange Chateauneuf-du-Pape Vieilles Vignes 2006

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

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Item No. 95407
  • red wine
  • ST93
  • WS92
  • RP91
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2005
  • WS93

Winemaker's Notes

"Inky ruby. Exotic, floral aromas suggest strawberry and raspberry, with a subtle vanilla quality emerging with air. Spicy, sharply focused red fruit flavors combine depth and energy, with a youthfully tannic character to the finish. This is remarkably persistent and pure."
-International Wine Cellar 90-93

Learn About Dom. de la Cote de l'Ange

The history of the vineyards of Chateauneuf du Pape go back to the fourteenth century when the papacy moved to Avignon. This wine secular tradition continues today. The union of two families castelpapales, Domaine de la Cote d l'Ange claims that tradition and makes it live, in the 21st Centure, perfect in keeping with the times. The Coast Angel vineyard age 40 on average, covers...

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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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