Dom. la Roquette Chateauneuf-du-Pape 1998

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

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Item No. 24357
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Winemaker's Notes

A warm, silky, rich and spicy red wine with round, complex, lush fruit flavors, full body, and an intense finish. Ideal with hearty stews and game.

Grapes are hand-picked, with stringent double sorting at the vine. They are selectively de-stemmed and fermented for 15-20 days in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks, followed by gentle pneumatic pressing and malolactic fermentation. Each variety is fermented separately, and the vintage "assemblage" is created before aging. Wines mature in tanks for the first nine months and are then put in foudres for 8-10 months depending on the vintage. They are bottled unfiltered at 19 months.

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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