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Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.
Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.
Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.
Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.
The tannins are magnificently ripe and sweet and are buried in the opulently ripe fruit. The wine has tremendous depth, power, and richness, with aromas and flavors of violets, black-berry, cassis and cherry fruits, espresso, and spices. It finishes with great length and lingering, mouth-coating flavors. All of these elements (and more) and framed in a very balanced, elegant, supple package, which is the hallmark of the Autard house style.
The Juline is a blend of 50% each Grenache and Syrah, with a quality of opulence and richness that derives from the unique way it is vinified in open, horizontal barrels with pigeage by hand. It is a unforgettable wine.
"Very flashy, with lots of pronounced spice and perfume—anise, cinnamon, incense—leading the way for lush linzer torte and blackberry confiture notes. This has ample toasty grip on the finish, with a lingering ganache note, but should still age on a slightly faster track thanks to the showy fruit."
"I have often thought the Cuvee Juline (a blend of equal parts Grenache and Syrah aged in new oak) was pushing the modern philosophy a little too far, but I must say that the 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Juline has turned out far better than I thought it would. It is unquestionably made in a modern style, but the wine's purity and good integration of oak, acidity and tannin are well-done. This full-bodied, rich, concentrated, pure, authentic tasting Chateauneuf du Pape should drink nicely for two decades. "
The Wine Advocate
"Bright purple. A heady, exotically perfumed bouquet evokes dark fruit preserves, vanilla, sandalwood and candied flowers. Creamy and seamless on the palate, offering intense blueberry and cassis flavors and a zesty blast of smoky minerals. Rich but lively, with outstanding finishing clarity and spiciness.
International Wine Cellar
The story of the Autard family is the story of all great appellations, in that it is the story of the evolution of expertise -- the sum of first-hand experiences, observations, experiments, inventions, and discoveries, in this case specific to Chateauneuf-du-Pape, and the Autard property in particular -- as it is passed down from generation to generation.
The Autard family...Read More About Paul Autard
(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...Read More About Chateauneuf-du-Pape
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...Read More About Rhone Red Blends
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