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Les Silex de Chateau Cabrieres Chateauneuf du Pape Rouge
Chateau Cabrieres
France - Rhone Valley - Chateauneuf du Pape AOC   

The vineyard is situated on the high tablelands, which are characteristic of the northern area of Châteauneuf-du-Pape. The terrain consists mainly of alpine diluvium and chalky Miocenian soil, with large flint pebbles covering the surface. These pebbles conserve the heat of the day during the night, thus avoiding too much evaporation.

Elegant cherry red color, with expressive notes of red fruits (strawberry and raspberry). Mellow tannins, well-balanced in the palate, with a freshness and a fruity taste.

Specifications
Appellation
Chateauneuf du Pape AOC
Wine Type
Red
Varietal(s)
80% Grenache and 20% Syrah
Age of vines
15 years old
Agricultural Practices
Sustainable
Soil type
Clay, Silex and Limestone plateau
Vinification
Blended grape varieties in stainless steel tanks. Maceration for the 2 first days cold at 5 to 8'C, then fermentation at 25 to 30°C for 3 weeks. Pumping-over twice a day before and during the fermentation. Filtration before bottling. No Oak.
Production
2,500 (9-liter cases)
Pairings

Very good with white meat, red meat, charcuterie and cheese.

Reviews and News

Les Silex de Cabrieres Chateauneuf du Pape Rouge - 94 PTS - Editors' Choice - WE

Les Silex de Cabrieres Chateauneuf du Pape Rouge - 94 PTS - Editors' Choice - WE

wine enthusiast 94 pts"Silex refers to the large, flint pebbles that cover this northern Châteauneuf-du-Pape vineyard and it's hard not to notice their salty, smoky undertones in this deeply fruity, penetrating red. The palate of this unoaked blend of 80% Grenache and 20% Syrah highlights youthful, ripe black-cherry and plum flavors coated in soft, silky tannins and a lift of minerality. Delicious young, the wine should hold through 2025. - ANNA LEE C. IIJIMA"

- Wine Enthusiast (October 2021), 94 pts

Producer Information: Chateau Cabrieres

The Arnaud family has owned the Château Cabrières property for three generations. In 2009, Guy Arnaud handed over the estate to his daughter, Agnes who married Patrick Vernier. Today, Agnes ...
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