Patrick Lesec Chateauneuf-du-Pape Marquis 2001

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

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Item No. 61880
  • red wine
  • RP92

Winemaker's Notes

Marquis Châteauneuf du Pape is a dense, sexy, voluptuous wine loaded with sweet, lush, black raspberry fruit and soft, supple, round chocolatey tannins. The 2001 is similar in style to the 2000, but even more concentrated and will improve with some time in bottle. 95% Grenache, vines average 50 years old. 5% Mourvedre, vines 15 years old. 40% La Crau, 20% Vallori, 40% Cassanet vineyards.

"Chateauneuf du Pape Marquis is a 16,000 bottle cuvee made from primarily Grenache with a dollop of Mourvedre (7%) and Syrah (3%) included in the blend. The fruit is from two of the appellation's finest sectors. Even better than the 2000, the opaque ruby/purple-colored, dense, chewy, heady 2001 possesses high alcohol (15-15.5%) as well as intense kirsch liqueur notes intermixed with dried Provencal herbs, licorice, and spice box. It should drink well for 10-15+ years."
-The Wine Advocate

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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