Category: Chateauneuf-Du-Pape

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Florian Mathieu

It was the Popes who, when they settled in Avignon in the 14th century, revealed the terroir of Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Covered with a sea of blond rolled pebbles, the Châteauneuf du Pape vineyard offers a unique and timeless face. Hot, dry, arid and windy, the Châteauneuvois climate has a Mediterranean influence. The vineyard is in the driest sector of the Côtes du Rhône.

The power and finesse of a great wine!  Her dress is soft and silky. Black fruit, blackcurrant, blackberry, cherry, and roasted notes is expressed fully and in length. \

Heavy rainfall towards the end of the preceding year set the stage for the southern Rhone’s 2019 growing season, providing enough precipitation to balance out the hot and dry summer.

These conditions brought grapes in Chateauneuf-du-Pape to the peak of phenolic ripeness, endowing Florian Mathieu’s Grenache-dominant ‘Selection’ bottling with substantial fruit flavors and an elegant structure

By Florian Mathieu
Chateauneuf du Pape Selection 2019

Overview
Appellation: Chateauneuf-du-Pape
Soil: Clay
Release Date: September 2020
Aging Potential: 5-8 years

Chateau de Beaucastel ~ 2016

Chateau de Beaucastel Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2016

The 2016 vintage in the Southern Rhone valley is exceptional, both in terms of quality and quantity, thanks to idyllic weather conditions that protected the region from climatic accidents throughout the whole year.

This Chateauneuf-du-Pape is a young wine of rare quality! Deep ruby in appearance the nose is very fresh, with notes of chocolate. The mouth is round and reveals ripe fruit, soft tannins and good length. Gorgeous acidity and balance.

Blend: 30% Grenache, 30% Mourvèdre, 15% Syrah, 10% Counoise, 5% Vaccarèse, Cinsault; 10% Terret Noir, Muscardin, Clairette, Picpoul, Picardan, Bourboulenc, Roussanne

In 1549, “Noble Pierre de Beaucastel” bought “a barn with its land holdings, containing 25 saumées at Coudoulet”. More than four centuries later, this remarkable domaine, known today as Chateau de Beaucastel, is producing what most people acknowledge to be the finest wines of Chateauneuf-du-Pape.

Today, the third and fourth generations of Perrins, François and Jean-Pierre and Jean-Pierre’s sons Pierre, Marc and Thomas, continue in the tradition of their father and grandfather. The vineyards of Beaucastel are treated as a garden: no chemical fertilizer, no chemical week killers or sprays are permitted. Organic fertilizer comes from compost and only a minimum of traditional sulphur-copper spray is used in the vineyards.

2016 CDP Brotte Domaine Barville

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The Brotte family’s 2016 Domaine Barville bottling proves that rich and complex Chateauneuf-du-Pape doesn’t have to break the bank. Their classic Southern Rhone red melds the fleshy fruit flavors and plush texture of Grenache with a punch of peppery spice and floral notes contributed from Syrah and Mourvedre. 

Wine Details
Appellation: Chateauneuf-du-Pape
Varieties: Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre
Yield: 30 hl/ha
Number of Bottles: 30,000

History and Vineyard
Domaine Barville is Laurent Brotte’s family estate, named Barville, after their ancestors. The 15ha vineyard is situated on the west side of Chateauneuf-du-Pape and is composed of 7 parcels spread over two of the best areas of the appellation – the clay and pebbles of Pradel and the shattered limestone soils of Beaurenard. The vines have an average age of 35 years and, at an elevation of 100m, dominate the Rhone River, which, with the local Mistral wind, brings an exceptional healthy micro-climate. A very warm climate and south-facing position are ideal for perfect maturation and concentration of the berries.