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Xavier Vignon Chateauneuf-du-Pape Rouge
Xavier Vignon Vins
France - Rhone Valley - Chateauneuf du Pape AOC   

A clear and very expressive nose with notes of black fruits, spices and licorice. The mouth reveals tanins that are already supple with a great balance.
The finish is long, on black fruits, licorice and a slight salinity.

Specifications
Appellation
Chateauneuf du Pape AOC
Wine Type
Red
Varietal(s)
65% Grenache, 20% Mourvèdre and 15% Syrah
Age of vines
Average 60-80 years
Agricultural Practices
Sustainable
Soil type
8 parcels contributed, mainly located on the northern terroirs of the appellation, in order to preserve freshness.
Vinification
A slow fermentation will provide a better extraction of phenolic compounds.
Matured for 12 months in barrels of 1, 2 and 3 wines.
Production
1,000 (9-liter cases)
Pairings

Grilled rib of beef, roasted duck with figs, boar stew.

Reviews and News

2016 Xavier Vignon Chateauneuf-du-Pape Rouge - 92 PTS - WA

2016 Xavier Vignon Chateauneuf-du-Pape Rouge - 92 PTS - WA

wa92"The 2016 Chateauneuf du Pape is a full-bodied blend of 60% Grenache, 30% Mourvèdre and 10% Syrah, aged in a mix of concrete and wood vessels. Ripe stone fruit, raspberries and cherries cascade across the palate, framed by creamy-supple tannins and mouthwatering acids. While approachable now, there's enough structure to warrant cellaring for up to a decade. Tasted twice, with consistent notes. - Joe Czerwinski"
- Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate (Issue 239, October 31st 2018), 92 pts

2016 Xavier Vignon Chateauneuf-du-Pape Rouge - 92 PTS - JD

2016 Xavier Vignon Chateauneuf-du-Pape Rouge - 92 PTS - JD

jeb dunnuck logo 250"Mostly Grenache, the 2016 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Xavier comes from all the terroirs of the region. Its deep ruby color is followed by a complex, elegant red that has medium to full body, good acidity, and classic notes of garrigue, leather, underbrush, and ripe red and black fruits. It's a beautifully textured, elegant, and balanced effort to drink over the coming decade."
- Jeb Dunnuck (August 28th 2018), 92 pts

Producer Information: Xavier Vignon Vins

Originating from Picardie in the North of France, Xavier is proud of his « Picard » roots and of his modest origins. His mother is an agriculturist and his father ...
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