Vine age is an important contributory factor in the production of high quality Châteauneuf du Pape: a great number of the Charrier’s Grenache vines are centenarians, these gnarled vines giving richly concentrated juice, contributing complexity and depth of flavour to their wine. A field blend, predominantly comprising Grenache (95%) with the other 12 grape varieties authorised for Châteauneuf production (most red, some white), this is a fine and silky Châteauneuf style. The colour is deep ruby, with aromas of red fruits, being wonderfully floral and intense. This is a wine with tremendous mid-palate power that builds layer upon layer in the mouth. The texture is beautifully fine, tannins being elegant and bringing freshness. The finish is long, ripe and full of finesse (for drinking 2021-2028+).
2018 Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Domaine Font de Courtedune
(£60.00 per magnum)
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