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Date Printed: 11/29/2014
Dom. la Roquette Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2003
Dom. la Roquette Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2003
(search item no. 86976)

PRICE ON 11/29/2014: $14.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
1999 The Wine Advocate rating: 87 points
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
1998 International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Temperature-controlled fermentation in stainless steel and concrete vats in the domaine's new facility; aged 15 - 18 months in larger vats and new barrels. Bottled at the Domaine. Rich, open, fragrant and warm - ample evidence of how the finest red wines of the Rhône Valley complement and contrast with great Bordeaux and Burgundies. Winemaker Daniel Brunier elicits intense, vibrant fruit from the Grenache and overlays this with the fragrant, sensual flavors of Syrah and Mourvèdre. While easy to enjoy within a few years of release, La Roquette's finest vintages also have great aging potential.

Located in the heart of of Châteauneuf, ten miles north of the city of Avignon. The grapes come from the domaine's own 62 acres. The vineyard is typical of those on the Mont-Redon plateau, with masses of smooth, rounded rocks both on the surface and in the deep alluvial subsoil. Domaine La Roquette was purchased in 1986 by the Brunier who infused new energy and skill into La Roquette's excellent vineyard resources. Daniel Brunier leads the Domaine's winemaking team.

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