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Date Printed: 9/19/2014
Domaine Grand Veneur Cotes du Rhone Villages les Champauvins 2008
Domaine Grand Veneur Cotes du Rhone Villages les Champauvins 2008
(search item no. 108184)
The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 9/19/2014: $18.29

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

A single vineyard wine, directly across the appellation boundary of Chateauneuf-du-Pape. Intense, brilliant garnet-red color. The aromas of woods and ripe red berries are typical of the terroir. The tannic structure is elegant and smooth. The finish is dominated by slight touches of spices and truffles. A complete wine, rich and fine.
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About Domaine Grand Veneur:

In 1320 Pope Jean XXII planted the first vines of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, but it was only in 1360 that the wines of the region first gained fame. Oddly, the wine that gave Châteauneuf-du-Pape its reputation was the Blanc and not the Rouge. The white wine was a favorite of Pope Innocent VI. Domaine Grand Veneur dates back to 1826 having been founded at that time by Mathieu Jaume. Since 1979, Alain Jaume has run the Domaine and now has the help of his two sons: Sébastien and Christophe.