Domaine Pierre Usseglio et Fils Chateauneuf-du-Pape Mon Aieul 2006 Front Label
Domaine Pierre Usseglio et Fils Chateauneuf-du-Pape Mon Aieul 2006 Front Label

Domaine Pierre Usseglio et Fils Chateauneuf-du-Pape Mon Aieul 2006

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"The 2006 Chateauneuf du Pape Mon Aieul is one of the vintage's most majestic wines. Again, a blend of 95% old vine Grenache intermixed with 5% Syrah aged totally in tank, the wine has remarkable density, an inky bluish/purple color, and a fabulously multi-dimensional, fleshy mouthfeel with tremendous purity and depth. It displays a glorious nose of seaweed, licorice, blueberry, blackberry, sweet cherry, and lavender. A candidate for wine of the vintage, this full-bodied wine of extraordinary intensity is a true Chateauneuf du Pape elixir, will be very approachable when released next year, and should evolve for 15 or more years. This estate has been on an outrageous run of successful vintages ever since 1998, no small thanks to the extraordinary efforts of the two brothers, Jean-Pierre and Thierry Usseglio. For them 2005 is a very structured, concentrated, powerful vintage that will require significant cellaring. Their 2006s are among the great successes of that vintage, much more charming and up-front than the 2005s, but concentrated."
-Robert Parker, Wine Advocate 96-98

"Deep red. Rich raspberry and blackberry aromas are complicated by licorice, dried flowers and garrigue Smoky red and dark berry flavors coat the palate, with supple tannins add gentle structure. An exotic, sweet and spicy wine, with enormous immediate sex appeal and superb persistence."
-International Wine Cellar 94-96

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Domaine Pierre Usseglio et Fils
Domaine Pierre Usseglio et Fils, France
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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 Thierry run Domaine Pierre Usseglio and Stephanie runs Domaine Raymond Usseglio. Today Domaine Pierre Usseglio consists of 21 ha. divided in 15 different parcels in the appellation. Half of the vines are about 60 years old and the rest is about 30 years old.
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Famous for its full-bodied, seductive and spicy reds with flavor and aroma characteristics reminiscent of black cherry, baked raspberry, garrigue, olive tapenade, lavender and baking spice, Chateauneuf-du-Pape is the leading sub-appellation of the southern Rhône River Valley. Large pebbles resembling river rocks, called "galets" in French, dominate most of the terrain. The stones hold heat and reflect it back up to the low-lying gobelet-trained vines. Though the galets are typical, they are not prominent in every vineyard. Chateau Rayas is the most obvious deviation with very sandy soil.

According to law, eighteen grape varieties are allowed in Chateauneuf-du-Pape and most wines are blends of some mix of these. For reds, Grenache is the star player with Mourvedre and Syrah coming typically second. Others used include Cinsault, Counoise and occasionally Muscardin, Vaccarèse, Picquepoul Noir and Terret Noir.

Only about 6-7% of wine from Chateauneuf-du-Pape is white. Blends and single-varietal bottlings are typically based on the soft and floral Grenache Blanc but Clairette, Bourboulenc and Roussanne are grown with some significance.

The wine of Chateauneuf-du-Pape takes its name from the relocation of the papal court to Avignon. The lore says that after moving in 1309, Pope Clément V (after whom Chateau Pape-Clément in Pessac-Léognan is named) ordered that vines were planted. But it was actually his successor, John XXII, who established the vineyards. The name however, Chateauneuf-du-Pape, translated as "the pope's new castle," didn’t really stick until the 19th century.

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