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Chateauneuf du Pape: Domaine Pontifical Red 2013


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Smooth and round with a long finish. Black fruit and raisin, extremely velvety.

A truly classy wine made by a dedicated wine-grower. The dominance of Grenache brings a sense of fullness and richness.

Region Rhone
Appellation Chateauneuf du Pape
Style Red
Producer Domaine Pontifical
Grapes

75% GrenacheMourvèdre, Syrah, Counoise, Cinsaut

Pairing Red Meat
Keeping Drink within 10 years of bottling.
Vinification

Aged at first for 12 months in foudres (large casks), some of which are century old like the cellar.

Bottle 75cl
Volume 14.0%

Domaine Pontifical

Family owned since the 1920s, this 15-hectare vineyard is now run by Francois Laget. Grenache is the dominant grape, complemented by Syrah, Mourvedre and Cinsault. – and some particularly delicious white Chateauneuf du Pape is made in small quantities.