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2013 Grand Veneur Chateauneuf-du-Pape Vieilles Vignes

Producer: Alain Jaume
Country/Region: France - Rhone Valley - Chateauneuf du Pape AOC
Ratings:
VIN
93

It boasts an inky/purple color in addition to a gorgeous perfume of crushed rocks, jammy black fruits, charcoal and graphite. Blackberry aroma with an air of dates pressed in alongside – this is sweet-noted. It is easy to appreciate, a sleek and stylish start. The palate holds excellent fruit that runs well and has kick. Its tannins move round freely and a minted finale comes forward. Its dark fruit is tasty, darkens on the finish, where tar and char from its oak enter. It is all very much together, a bundle of harmony, and will gain local attributes as it ages.
An outstanding Chateauneuf du Pape which display the best of its terroir.

The first vintage for this wine was 2006.

2013 Grand Veneur Chateauneuf-du-Pape Vieilles Vignes
Vintage: 2013
Grape Varietals: 50% Grenache, 40% Mourvedre, 10% Syrah
ABV: 15%
Aging: 18 months
Serving Temp: 65-70°F
Closure: Cork
Agricultural Method: Organic

Wine Making Notes:

The vines are 50 to 100+ year old. They are planted on red clay soils covered with pebble stones.

Harvest is destemmed and crushed. Fermentation temperature is controlled at 30°C. Vatting period of 18 to 20 days. Matured in concrete vats (40%) and oak casks (60%).


Pairings:

venisson, duck, braised lamb or strong cheese.

Product Formats:

Item Number Unit Units/Case Type UPC - bottle SCC - case SRP/Unit
F0EE137221RRL 750ml 12 Glass 7 84585 00146 0 1 07 84585 00146 7 $120.00
F0CC137---RRL 1.5L 6 Glass 7 84585 01036 3 1 07 84585 01036 0 $250.00