Châteauneuf-du-Pape Rouge Cellier des Princes 2018 750mL
This ruby red wine is very complex and elegant with aromas of red currant, red cherries, black berries with spicy overtones such as lavender, thyme and rosemary. Excellent balance in the mouth, tannins are elegant and silky. Due to the combination of the sandy subsoil and the Grenache, the wine is showing finesse and elegance.
TERROIR-Round pebbles and sandy soils in the village of Courthezon. North-Est of the appellation Châteauneuf du Pape.
Grenache 90%, Mourvèdre 5 %, Syrah 5 %
WINEMAKING-Hand-picked at peak maturity and fast transportation in small containers to the winery to avoid juice release and oxydation.
Destemming, 4 to 5 weeks maceration, pumping over and daily release. Controlled temperature at 28° to 30 °C.
AGEING-Matured for 8-12 months in concrete tanks before bottling depending on the years. No oak to show the purest expression of the Grenache and terroir.
Classic Cuvée from Cellier des Princes.
Vintage 2018 : Gold Gilbert & Gaillard, 91 Pts Decanter, 90 Pts Suckling, Gold Lyon