Chateauneuf-du-Pape "Cuvée Renaissance"

2016

60% Grenache from 110-year-old vines in Cristia Haut lieu-dit and 40% Mourvedre from 55-year-old vines in the southeast part of the appellation. The vines grow in a sandy clay soil with eastern exposure. All aged in wood, 1/3 in new oak, 1/3 in one-year-old barrels, 1/3 in demi-muids. Destemmed.

(95-97) points
"...easily the finest vintage of this cuvée I’ve tasted and it’s loaded with awesome notes of cassis and blackberry fruit intermixed with notions of crushed flowers, cured meats and hints of vanilla bean. With full-bodied richness, gorgeous purity, a stacked mid-palate and building tannin, it’s going to need 4-5 years of cellaring but is sensational stuff."
Jeb Dunnuck,
jebdunnuck.com
, October 2017

SKU/Code: 
DB0500-16
Product Line: 
Wine
Red
Varietal: 
Grenache
Farming Type: 
Organic