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Date Printed: 7/12/2014
Dom. de la Cote de l'Ange Chateauneuf-du-Pape Vieilles Vignes 2004
Dom. de la Cote de l'Ange Chateauneuf-du-Pape Vieilles Vignes 2004
(search item no. 88158)
International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 7/12/2014: $36.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points

Winemaker's Notes:

"Deep red. Rich, pungent, earthy aromas of dark berries, roasted coffee, cocoa powder and woodsmoke. Lush and concentrated, with intense flavors of dark berry compote, mocha, candied licorice and cracked pepper. At once sweet and structured, this boasts excellent palate coverage and finishes on a gently tannic, sweet cherry note. 90-92 points"
-IWC
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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 14 hectares in many places said the AOC appellation Chateauneuf du Pape: The Coteaux de l'Ange, La Nerthe land white Major Deves, The windmill...and on 2.5 hectares of AOC Cote du Rhone.

The practice of pruning is used and new environmentally friendly techniques such as mating are used as well. The aim is to produce the healthiest grapes possible. The harvest is done manually, sorting grapes in the traditional manner.

Monique Mestre, Corrine and Yannick Gasparri are the owners and winemakers. Red varietals grown here are Grenache, Mourvedre, Cinsault and Syrah, while the white varietals are primarily Grenache, Clairette and Roussanne.