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Châteauneuf du Pape - Cuvée Sainte Vierge
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Châteauneuf du Pape - Cuvée Sainte Vierge

Cuvée Ste Vierge is made from parcels located in Courthezon made of round pebbles on sandy soils. The name "Ste Vierge" comes from the Statue of the Virgin Mary in the vineyard.
    • Terroir

      Large round pebbles on sandy soil.

    • Grape Varieties

      90% Grenache, 5% Syrah and 5% Mourvèdre. Selected parcels of old vines of Grenache.

    • Winemaking

      Hand-picked at peak maturity and fast transportation in small containers to the winery to avoid juice release and oxydation.
      Total destemming, 4 to 5 weeks maceration, pumping over and daily release. Controlled temperature at 28° to 30 °C.

    • Ageing

      12 months in concrete tank. No oak to show the purest expression of the Grenache and the terroir

    • Tasting Notes

      This ruby red wine is very complex, delicate and elegant with aromas of red currant, red cherries, leather and tobacco with spicy overtones such as lavender, thyme and rosemary. Excellent balance in the mouth, tannins are elegant and silky.

    • Tasting Advices

      To be enjoyed now or to be kept up to 5 years.
      Serve at 60°-64°F

    • Food Pairings

      It will be appreciated with poultry, stew, game such as venison and will be perfect with fine cheese.

    • Awards

      Vintage 2017 : Gold Medal Mâcon
      Vintage 2016 : Gold Medal G&G
      Vintage 2015 : 88-90 Parker // Gold Gilbert & Gaillard // 89 Wine Spectator
      Vintage 2014 / 89-91 Josh Raynolds // Jancis Robinson 15,5

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