Villeneuve Chateauneuf-du-Pape Rouge Vieilles Vignes (1.5L) 1994

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

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Winemaker's Notes

A tannic, backward, monolithic style of Châteauneuf du Pape, this old vine cuvée is a solid, well-endowed, concentrated effort with dusty cherry fruit, dried herbs and pepper notes. The color is a healthy dark ruby with purple nuances. Closed, firm, and big, but needing coaxing, this Châteauneuf du pape requires 3-4 years of cellaring.

Learn About Villeneuve

Domaine de Villeneuve is a small estate (8.4 hectares) situated in the northern sector of Chateauneuf-du-Pape. The estates vineyards border Chateau Beaucastel on one side, and Mont-Redon on the other. 90% of the vines are between 30 and 100+ years of age, with 75% Grenache, 10% Mourvedre, 8% Syrah, and 7% of other allowed varieties. The estate was purchased by the du Roy de...

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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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