Châteauneuf-du-Pape "Pure"

2019
France
Rhône

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.

97 points
"This is very showy, with sparks of anise, black tea and woodspice being thrown off from a core of steeped blackberry, raspberry and boysenberry pate de fruit notes. A terrific graphite spine gives this all form, while the fruit drives authoritatively through the finish. A beauty. Best from 2024 through 2040."
James Molesworth,
Wine Spectator
, October 2021
97 points
"Glass-staining ruby. Powerful raspberry liqueur, cherry, exotic spice, potpourri and incense aromas are complemented by hints of garrigue and smoky minerals. Juicy, seamless and energetic, offering densely packed red fruit, cherry cola, licorice and floral pastille flavors that show superb definition and spicy back-end cut. Polished, interwoven tannins frame a strikingly persistent finish that echoes the floral and mineral notes."
Josh Raynolds,
Vinous
, October 2021

SKU/Code: 
DB1316-19
Product Line: 
Wine
Red
Varietal: 
Grenache
Farming Type: 
Organic