Domaine Pierre Usseglio et Fils Chateauneuf-du-Pape Tradition 2011

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

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Item No. 127101
  • ST93
  • RP92
  • WS90
Style: Smooth & Supple

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 14.5%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
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Winemaker's Notes

This is a powerful wine, round, with pronounced flavors of red fruits and spices.

Critical Acclaim

"Opaque ruby. Deeply pitched aromas and flavors of dark berries, cherry and licorice, with a spicy topnote. Sappy and expansive, with uncommon weight for the vintage. Finishes sweet and long, with resonating spiciness and supple tannins. This is the only bottling that Usseglio will make from 2011 so all of the fruit from the estate's oldest vines is in here.
Range: 91-93"
93 Points

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92 Points

"A racy, dark style, with a focused beam of black currant and raspberry sauce notes, studded with singed anise, fruitcake and black tea accents. This is fruit-driven, but offers fine acidity for balance and freshness."
90 Points

Learn About Domaine Pierre Usseglio et Fils

In 1931 an Italian Francis Usseglio left Italy and went to Chateauneuf du Pape in France. Here he got a job at some winegrowers. After the war he got his own property - in 1948. He had two sons Pierre and Raymond. Pierre Usseglio got his father's property and Raymond established another estate. Today the 3. generation is in charge. The sons of Pierre Usseglio, Jean-Pierre and...

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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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