B-RD01-983

M. CHAPOUTIER Châteauneuf du Pape "Croix de Bois" Grenache (organic)

Colour : intense garnet. Nose : herbacy, spices (liquorice), chocolate, fruits (strawberry). Mouth : ample, fleshy, hot and round. Outstanding density with an impressive length. According to the vintage, the wine can be kept from 30 to 60 years, indeed from 50 to 75 years.

  • VINTAGE: 2012

    GRAPE: Grenache

    ORIGIN: France - Rhone Valley

    TASTE PROFILE: Opulent Red - Round & Fleshy

    DELICIOUS WITH: Beef, Lamb, Pork, Poultry

    SERVING TEMPERATURE:16 to 18°

    IDEAL FOR: Dinner, Barbecue, Lunch

    SIZE: 0.75

    EXPERT RATINGS: 95 -RP

    THE STORY: Grape variety Grenache Soil Quaternary terrace with a surface of shingles coming from the former bed of the Rhône. The parcel producing this single vineyard has a complex and various geological composition. Vines are 90 years old. Harvest The grapes are carefully selected during the harvest. This sorting is compulsory and allows the selection of the best bunches of grapes. Winemaking Grenache, being sensitive to oxidation, vinifications are made in concrete tanks. Fermenting lasts about 3 weeks (which allows a polymerization of tannins)with a temperature which varies between 30 and 33°C. Only the free-run wine is used in this single vineyard. Maturing In vats for around 16 months.

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