ALAIN JAUME CHATEAUNEUF DU PAPE LE MIOCENE 2018

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Joe Czerwinski
  • Certified Organic
SKU
AJCN201811 UCAU
$80.00 Per item
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750ml (Bottle)
$80.00 Per item
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70% Grenache noir, 20% Syrah, 10% Mourvèdre. An intense dark-ruby colour. The nose develop aromas of ripe black fruit (such as blackberry), cherry and spice box. The palate reveals the presence of tannins, in high quantity and elegant. The finish is long and luxurious. This is the Châteauneuf du Pape expression, displaying all the characteristics of the terroir. Plots are located northern part of Châteauneuf du Pape and the vines are grown using organic processes. The soil is marked by the violence wrought by the Rhone river. It consists of a layer of marine molasses of the Miocene period covered by alpine alluvium. Harvest is sorted by hand, destemmed and crushed. Fermentation temperature is controlled at 30°C. Vatting period of 18 to 20 days. Matured in vats and oak casks.
70% Grenache noir, 20% Syrah, 10% Mourvèdre. An intense dark-ruby colour. The nose develop aromas of ripe black fruit (such as blackberry), cherry and spice box. The palate reveals the presence of tannins, in high quantity and elegant. The finish is long and luxurious. This is the Châteauneuf du Pape expression, displaying all the characteristics of the terroir. Plots are located northern part of Châteauneuf du Pape and the vines are grown using organic processes. The soil is marked by the violence wrought by the Rhone river. It consists of a layer of marine molasses of the Miocene period covered by alpine alluvium. Harvest is sorted by hand, destemmed and crushed. Fermentation temperature is controlled at 30°C. Vatting period of 18 to 20 days. Matured in vats and oak casks.

Scores & Reviews

91-93 / 100

Joe Czerwinski

The medium to full-bodied 2018 Chateauneuf du Pape Le Miocene is supple and silky, with fruit-forward notes of raspberries and apricot. It should drink well young.