Volume : 750ml , ABV : 14%
The Châteauneuf du Pape AOC is one of the oldest and most well known in the Rhône Valley. The region’s Mediterranean climate, low rainfall and typical pebble soil provide ideal conditions for viticulture.
After a long pre-fermenation maceration to extract the aromatic compounds from the skins, vinification is conducted at a controlled temperature. 3-5 months ageing allows the tannins to soften and gives the wine its spicy, oaky and silky character.
Appearance : strong crimson
Nose : notes of ripe red and black fruit and spices
Palate : well developed tannins, showing notes of roasting and black fruit. Full-bodied on the palate with a long-lingering finish
Serve : between 16-18°C
Best enjoyed : within 3-6 years
Food-wine pairings : grilled red meats, chanterelle mushrooms, strong cheeses
Recommended dish : Prime rib with « Fleur de Syrah