Châteauneuf-du-Pape Vieilles Vignes 2016

SKU/Code: 
DB0499-16
Product Line: 
Red
Varietal: 
Grenache
Country: 
France
Region: 
Rhône
Cristia

100% Grenache from Cristia Haut, a vineyard which faces east and north; the soils are a mix of sand and clay. The vines are 80-100 years old. Aged for 18 months in neutral demi-muids.

(96-99) points
"... comes all from very old Grenache vines planted all in sandy soils. This behemoth offers awesome notes of blueberries, plums, violets and spring flowers, with hints of sandy/loamy/soil notes developing with time in the glass. Full-bodied, fat, unctuous and hedonistic, it stays balanced lively and fresh on the palate, with no weight. Sign me up."
Jeb Dunnuck,
jebdunnuck.com
, October 2017