ChâteauNeuf du Pape - Clos de la Roquète

Châteauneuf du Pape – Clos de la Roquète

CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE CONTROLLED APPELLATIONGEOGRAPHICAL SITUATION: locality La Roquète, adjacent to the localities of Pignan and Piedlong.AREA: 3 hectares.SOIL AND BASEMENT: very sandy part (on the surface) of the appellation. We find, in the basement, the layer of red clay but this timemixed with a crumbly stone called “pierre de Châteauneuf”.GRAPES: roussane 33%, clairette 33%, grenache blanc 34%.VINIFICATION: manual harvest with double sorting in the vineyard, followed by a third sorting in the cellar. Pressing in a pneumatic press, followed by static settling. Fermentation in barrels, demi-muids and lightning.AGING: on lees in barrels and demi-muids.Bottling at the age of 10 months.PERSONALITY AND AGING: the place called La Roquète gives it a very special freshness and elegance.To be preferred in its early youth.TASTING TEMPERATURE: 12 ° C. See the details of this wine  

ChâteauNeuf du Pape - Les Pallières - Terrasse du Diable

Châteauneuf du Pape – Les Pallières – Terrasse du Diable

APPELLATION GIGONDAS CONTROLLEDGEOGRAPHICAL SITUATION: extreme north of the appellation. Terraces located at the localities “Poncet, Thomas, Les Pallières and Terrasse du Diable”. This selection plot comes from vineyards whose altitude is between 250 and 400 m. For the most part, these are independent plots, small in size and surrounded by woods.AREA: the estate has 135 ha in one piece, 25 of which are planted with vines and 110 in wood (pine and oak). For the “Terrasse du Diable” blend, around 40% of the vineyard surface are used.SOIL AND BASEMENT: the area is cultivated in terraced stairs on most from the surface, due to the very steep relief. The ground, partly covered with scree of rocks limestone from the Dentelles de Montmirail, is very shallow and rests on a very compact layer of red clay. The density of rockslides increases with altitude.GRAPES: grenache noir 90%, mourvèdre 5%, clairette 5%.AGE OF THE VINES: 45 years on average.VINIFICATION: manual harvest with double sorting in the vineyard, followed by a third sorting in the cellar, light crushing and selective destemming, traditional fermentation of 25 to 30 days in concrete and wooden vats at controlled temperatures.Pressing in a pneumatic press, systematic malolactic fermentation.AGING: 20 months in French oak barrels of 60 hectoliters.Bottling without fining or filtration.PERSONALITY AND AGING: in its youth, the “Terrasse du Diable” cuvée carries with it the minerality, the freshness and the sometimes too marked tannins of the terroirs altitude. Beautiful vintages have a potential of more than 20 years.TASTING TEMPERATURE: 17 ° C. See the details of this wine  

ChâteauNeuf du Pape - Vieux Télégraphe

Châteauneuf du Pape – Vieux Télégraphe

CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE CONTROLLED APPELLATIONGEOGRAPHIC SITUATION: stony plateau of Crau (south-east of the appellation. Intersection of the villages of Bédarrides, Châteauneuf-du-Pape and Courthézon).AREA: 50 hectares.SOIL AND SUB-SOIL: Miocene molasses (1 to 1.5 m deep) resting on a thick layer of clay very loaded with pebbles, and covered by the alpine diluvium mantle, commonly called “rolled pebbles”.GRAPES: grenache noir 65%, mourvèdre 15%, syrah 15%, cinsault, clairette and various 5%.AGE OF THE VINES: 70 years on average.VINIFICATION: manual harvest with double sorting in the vineyard, followed a third sorting in the cellar, light crushing and selective destemming, fermentation traditional 30 to 40 days in stainless steel and wooden vats under temperature controlled. Pressing in a pneumatic press, malolactic fermentation systematic.AGING: 20/22 months in French oak casks of 60 hectoliters.Bottling without fining or filtration. Marketed at 2 years.PERSONALITY AND AGING: a very beautiful and elegant Châteauneuf-du-Pape red. The good years grow old 25 years and more.TASTING TEMPERATURE: 17 ° C. See the details of this wine

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