Châteauneuf-du-Pape “F601”

2020
France
Rhône

It took me 16 years of observation and learning to develop a deep understanding and a personal relationship with my terroir, guided by instinct and  feeling. With this vintage, I have launched “F601”, the pure and absolute expression of my experience with my parcel F601 of Saint Prefert and the  old-vine Cinsault, planted in 1928, a singular and unique expression. At this point in my life, I am thrilled to share my enchantment for this remarquable wine.” - Isabel Ferrando; 100% old-vine Cinsault planted in 1928 made with whole clusters in one used demi-muid barrel. Very limited production and packaged in a special wooden box.

96 points
"The 2020 Châteauneuf Du Pape F601 is a rare release of 100% Cinsault that's brought up all in demi-muids. It's another expressive, already complex wine from this incredible team and offers fabulous black cherry and framboise-like fruits as well as spice box, dried flowers, garrigue, and sandalwood. It shows the charming, elegant, supple style of the vintage beautifully, has medium to full-bodied richness, ultra-fine tannins, and a great finish."
Jeb Dunnuck,
Jeb Dunnuck
November 11, 2022
94-97 points
"Tons of blackberry and forest-berry aromas, but also smoke and licorice pour from the glass of this powerful Chateauneuf, but the full supple tannins are already well integrated and this feels wonderfully velvety. A complex blend, based on grenache and cinsault, none of which was matured entirely in concrete. From biodynamically grown grapes."
James Suckling,
James Suckling
April 7, 2022

SKU/Code: 
DB7368-20
Product Line: 
Wine
Red
Varietal: 
Cinsault
Farming Type: 
Organic