Châteauneuf-du-Pape Rouge

France
Rhône
2021

This cuvee comes entirely from the Les Serres parcel and is primarily the fruit that used to make up the “Favier” and “Giraud” wines. 100% whole cluster made mostly in demi-muids; some amphora and glass demi-johns are also used. 75% old-vine Grenache, 12% Cinsault, 11% Mourvedre, and 2% Syrah.

95 points
"Bottled in April of this, the 2021 Châteauneuf Du Pape clearly ranks with the crème de la crème of the vintage and has more depth, concentration, and texture than most. Black raspberries, Provençal herbs, ground pepper, and assorted spices define the aromatics, and it's medium to full-bodied, has a focused, elegant mouthfeel, beautiful tannins, and a great finish. It's not massive and plays in the elegant, fresher style of the vintage, but it's utterly beguiling with its complexity and nuance. Drink bottles any time over the coming 10-15 years."
Jeb Dunnuck,
www.jebdunnuck.com,
October 30, 2023
94 points
"An earthy, multilayered red, with a lot of stuffing and seductive mulled plum and cherry flavors, layered with wet leaves, black licorice and shaved graphite. Gains warmth and charm from well-integrated grilled apple wood, incense and baking spice notes. Delivers generous fruit yet reveals serious focus through the persistent finish, which goes on and on. Grenache, Cinsault, Syrah and Mourvèdre. Drink now through 2035. 3,000 cases made, 1,000 cases imported."
Kristen Bieler ,
www.winespectator.com

SKU/Code: 
DB7381-21
Product Line: 
National Portfolio
Wine
Red
Varietal: 
Grenache
Farming Type: 
Organic