They are 100% silica, that is sandstone made up of grains of quartz cemented together by silica, and nothing else.
Terrace made up of silica stones allows the vines to express two features that can be found in the wines:
– a tannic palette, tight, rich, opulent and impressive.
– aromas of red fruits, and very ripe black fruits.
It makes the wines of Châteauneuf-du-Pape some of the most opulent, rich and powerful.
But a discrete power, that can be guessed behind a tannic and aromatic palette that is unequalled.
The famous rounded stones of Châteauneuf-du-Pape:2019/9/24