Domaine de Monpertuis Chateauneuf-du-Pape "Cuvee Classique" 2010

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

Price: $39.99
Item No. 126317
  • ST93
  • WE93
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.

Winemaker's Notes

The "Cuvee Classique" blend normally is based on 70-85% Grenache with Mourvedre playing a supporting role. Syrah and Cinsault fill out the balance of the blend in minor proportions.

Critical Acclaim

"Prototypical Châteauneuf-du-Pape, from its textbook aromas of leather, spice and black cherries to its ample body and supple tannins. It's creamy in texture but doesn't show any excess weight, just a lovely expression of cherries, suede, chocolate and a subtle touch of dried spices on the long finish."
93 Points

"Bright ruby-red. Complex, floral-accented scents of raspberry, sassafras and blood orange, with a subtle touch of white pepper. Tangy and youthfully taut, then turns fleshier and spicier with air, offering sweet red fruit preserve flavors and notes of black tea and licorice. Finishes with notes of star anise and allspice. Nicely precise and balanced to age.

91-93 pts"
93 Points

Learn About Domaine de Monpertuis

The Domaine de Monpertuis has been in the hands of the Jeune family for several generations. Each successor has added bits and pieces of vineyards to the expanding whole of the estate so that the current owner, Paul Jeune, is now the proprietor of the 10 acres of vines that are scattered amongst 32 separate parcels throughout the confines of Chateauneuf du Pape. In addition, Jeune...

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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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