Today’s wine: Les 3 Sources Châteauneuf du Pape 2014, Domaine de la Vieille Julienne.2018/7/5

AOP Châteauneuf du Pape




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Grapes varieties: 70% Grenache, 10% Cinsault, 5% Syrah, 5% Counoise, 5% Mourvèdre, 5% divers

Vineyard: 5,9 ha

Soil: mid height slopes facing North, made of a mix from Miocene, Helvetian and Villafranchienne. Covered with pebbles from Villafranchienne terrace. Molassic yellow sands.




Average age of the vines: 75 years

Yield: 26hl/ha

Farming methods: certified organic, and biodynamic agriculture, vines are co-planted. Treated with copper and so2, organic herbal teas.

Vinification: harvested entirely by hands. First sorting at the vineyard, second sorting at the cellar right after arrival.
Natural years only, no SO2 added, fermentation for 20 days. Light extraction to respect the grapes.

Elevage: 1 year in oak barrels and 6 months in bottles.

Bottling: no fining, no filtering, 2mg of so2 added

Serving temperature: 16-18 degrees

Time to drink: between 10 to 15 years

Tasting notes:
color: dark red, clear robe.
nose: good clarity, pepper, raspberry, damson plum, comes with good heart, and a charming curve to it.
palate: juicy, very enjoyable – here is the finesse of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, with early silk, ease of flow, then a second stage of flowers. This is very fine, has attractive, belle balance, good late detail. This has a Pinote nature!

To enjoy with: grilled lamb in a pepper sauce, game birds, black truffle linguine pasta.



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