L'Esprit de Chateau Cabrieres Chateauneuf du Pape Rouge
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.
85-year-old vines. Aged 12 months in French oak. Intense ruby color, with a dominant nose of black fruits (blackcurrant and blackberry) evolving into smoke and grilled notes. Robust tannins on the palate with a long finish.
Blended grape varieties in concrete vat with ceramic coating. Cold maceration for the 2 first days at 5 to 8'C, then fermentation at 25 to 30°C for 4 weeks. Pumping-over twice a day before and during the fermentation. Micro-oxygenation during fermentation. Aged 12 months in French oak barrels. Filtration before bottling.
350 (9-liter cases)
Pair with choice red meat, prime rib and game, or try with strong cheeses and chocolate dessert.