Châteauneuf-du-Pape "Pure"


97% Grenache, 3% other varietals. Pure is handcrafted from a single plot of 100-year-old vines and sandy soil, at the junction of “Grand Pierre”, “Rayas” and “Pointu” districts. Underripe stems are removed, and the wine is fermented in underground concrete vats. The wine stays on the skins for over 4 weeks, followed by a gentle extraction and in 2017 the wine was aged in stainless steel. There was not enough wine to fill a foudre following poor flower set in the spring. Bottled unfiltered.

97 points
"The 2017 Chateauneuf du Pape Pure is remarkably balanced, fresh and, yes, pure. The layers of raspberry fruit are blemish-free, so intense and concentrated that in other hands they might come across as jammy, but here, they're fresh and vibrant, backed by a full-bodied palate that's silky and airy in feel while possessing terrific intensity and depth. It should drink well for 15+ years."
Joe Czerwinski,
Wine Advocate
, August 2019

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