CUVEE FINES ROCHES RED
Châteauneuf du Pape
45 ha (120 ac.) in total - 2 of which for this cuvée
AVERAGE AGE OF VINEYARD
40 years old
6 600 bottles (600 cases)
Pebbles on the surface, storing up the heat in the daytime and releasing in the night-time, thus enabling the grapes to attain a high degree of maturity. Sandy-red-clay subsoil.
South / South-east
One third Grenache, one third Syrah and one third Mourvèdre
VINIFICATION / AGING
• Traditional vinification in stainless-steel tanks • An average 21 day vatting time • Around 12 month aging in demi-muids and barrels of 2 to 3 years old. At least 1 year of aging in bottle.
Deep ruby colour. Prevailing aromas : spices, red berries ans a delicate note of vanilla. Finesse and roundness.
To be drunk now, open the bottle several hours before serving, or in 8 to 10 years, this wine will develop aromas of cocoa bean and vanilla. To serve with game such as a wild hare stew or a "coq au vin" (rooster in red wine sauce). It is also ideal with a Black Forest cake or any other chocolate desserts.