ALAIN JAUME COTES DU RHONE LES CHAMPAUVINS 2016

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Jeb Dunnuck
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United Cellars Tasting Panel
  • Certified Organic
SKU
AJCR201612 UCAU
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Intense, brilliant garnet-red colour. It reveals lovely fruit, loads of body and a heady bouquet of ground peppers, raspberries cherry liqueur, currants, and spice box. Full-bodied and dense, it tastes more like a “baby Châteauneuf” than a Côtes du Rhône. A complete wine, rich and elegant, thanks to the harmony of all the elements which make it up. “Les Champauvins” stretches on 34 ha of Organic certified vineyards classified as Côtes du Rhône. The plots are located in the northern border of Châteauneuf du Pape, exactly from 3 meters outside the appellation. Traditional winemaking, in stainless steel vats. Harvest crushed and destemmed. Fermentation in temperature controlled vats at 28°C. Eighteen-day vating period with “pigeage”. Grenache is aged in concrete vats, Syrah and mourvèdre in 4 years old barrels.
Intense, brilliant garnet-red colour. It reveals lovely fruit, loads of body and a heady bouquet of ground peppers, raspberries cherry liqueur, currants, and spice box. Full-bodied and dense, it tastes more like a “baby Châteauneuf” than a Côtes du Rhône. A complete wine, rich and elegant, thanks to the harmony of all the elements which make it up. “Les Champauvins” stretches on 34 ha of Organic certified vineyards classified as Côtes du Rhône. The plots are located in the northern border of Châteauneuf du Pape, exactly from 3 meters outside the appellation. Traditional winemaking, in stainless steel vats. Harvest crushed and destemmed. Fermentation in temperature controlled vats at 28°C. Eighteen-day vating period with “pigeage”. Grenache is aged in concrete vats, Syrah and mourvèdre in 4 years old barrels.

Scores & Reviews

94 / 100

Jeb Dunnuck

One of the finest vintages of this cuvée to date, the 2016 Côtes du Rhône Les Champauvins (70% Grenache, 20% Syrah, and 10% Mourvèdre) is a brilliant, sexy, medium to full-bodied Côtes du Rhône that offers a spectacular bouquet of garrigue, peppery herbs, pine, and sweet red and black fruits. With beautiful complexity, a layered, seamless texture, notable tannins, and a great finish, it easily competes with any number of more expensive Châteauneuf-du- Papes and Gigondas. It’s great today yet will keep for 7-8 years.

96 / 100

United Cellars Tasting Panel

Located on the very border of CNdP, literally separated by one tractor path. Up there with intensity, complexity and finesse. Complex bramble and red fruits nose, fine dusty tannins- very finely tuned. Fruit very complex, finish longer, finer, a real winner for the price. MF