Châteauneuf-du-Pape “Colombis”



100% Grenache from three parcels: Colombis with a sandy soil, les Roues with a predominately clay soil, and le Cristia with a sandy soil. The vines average 60 years-old. Whole-cluster fermented and aged in neutral demi-muids for 18 months.

Also available in 1/3L.

95 points
"Offers gorgeous mouthfeel, with very fine-grained tannins thoroughly embedded into the core of crushed blackberry, raspberry puree and plum pâte de fruit flavors. Mouthwatering licorice snap, black tea and graphite notes drive the finish, adding serious length and depth. Integrated enough to be tempting now, but this will deliver much more after cellaring. Best from 2020 through 2040. 765 cases made."
James Molesworth,
Wine Spectator
, October 2017
(92-94) points
"Lurid ruby. Highly fragrant scents of ripe red berries, Indian spices, garrigue and candied flowers; a smoky mineral element builds steadily in the glass. Smooth and seamless in texture, offering palate-staining black raspberry, spicecake and floral pastille flavors that show a suave marriage of depth and vivacity. Closes spicy, gently tannic and impressively long, leaving lingering notes of emphatic red berry, allspice and floral pastille behind."
Josh Raynolds,
, March 2017
(96-98) points
"One of the gems of the vintage, Ferrando’s 2015 Châteauneuf du Pape Colombis is a sensational-looking barrel sample that’s about as good as they come. Absolutely loaded with notions of black raspberries, strawberry jam, Provençal herbs and toasted spice, this heavenly beauty has full-bodied richness, a layered, multi-dimensional texture, sweet tannin and impeccable balance. Grenache lovers need to beg, borrow or steal to get ahold of some of this!"
Jeb Dunnuck,
The Wine Advocate
, October 2016

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