AOP Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cellier des Princes rouge

AOP Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cellier des Princes rouge

Classic Cuvée from Cellier des Princes.

Terroir
Round pebbles and sandy soils in the village of Courthezon. North-Est of the appellation Châteauneuf du Pape.
Grape varieties
Grenache 90%, Mourvèdre 5 %, Syrah 5 %
Winemaking
Hand-picked at peak maturity and fast transportation in small containers to the winery to avoid juice release and oxydation. Destemming, 4 to 5 weeks maceration, pumping over and daily release. Controlled temperature at 28° to 30 °C.
Ageing
Matured for 10 -12 months in concrete tanks before bottling depending on the years. No oak to show the purest expression of the Grenache and terroir.
Tasting notes
This ruby red wine is very complex and elegant with aromas of red currant, red cherries, black berries with spicy overtones such as lavender, thyme and rosemary. Excellent balance in the mouth, tannins are elegant and silky. Due to the combination of the sandy subsoil and the Grenache, the wine is showing finesse and elegance.
Tasting advices
To enjoy now or can be kept 5-8 years. Serve at 16°-18°C
Food pairings
To enjoy now or can be kept 5-8 years. Serve at 16°-18°C
picto-recommandation
Awards

Vintage 2023 : Gold medal Féminalise // Gold medal Concours de Lyon // Gold medal Concours des vins d’Avignon // Gold medal Grenache du Monde
Vintage 2022 : 90 Pts Suckling // 90pts Guide La Tulipe Rouge // Gold medal Féminalise // Gold medal Concours Lyon // Gold medal Orange // 90pts & Gold medal Gilbert & Gaillard // Gold medal Concours Terre de vins // Gold medal Grenache du Monde
Vintage 2021 : 15.5 Jancis Robinson
Vintage 2020 : 91+ pts Wine Advocate, Robert Parker // Gold Gilbert & Gaillard, Gold Feminalise, 88-90 Jeb Dunnuck
Vintage 2019 : 91 Pts Wine Enthusiast // 90 Pts Tasted // 90 Pts Robert Parker, Gold Gilbert & Gaillard
Vintage 2018 : Gold Gilbert & Gaillard, 91 Pts Decanter, 90 Pts Suckling, Gold Lyon
Vintage 2017 : 93 Pts Wine Enthusiast // 2* Guide Hachette // 89-91 Pts Dunnuck // Gold Gilbert & Gaillard // Silver Decanter // Bronze IWC
Vintage 2016 : 90 Pts Jeb Dunnuck // 90 Pts Parker // Gold Gilbert & Gaillard