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

It shows a bit of toasty oak up front but balances that with ample black cherry fruit and soft, dusty tannins. Long and harmonious on the finish, it should drink well on release in 2019 and for a decade or more after that.

Specifications
Appellation
Chateauneuf du Pape AOC
Wine Type
Red
Varietal(s)
50% Grenache, 45% Mourvèdre and 5% Syrah.
Age of vines
100 years old
Agricultural Practices
Sustainable
Soil type
15 plots of centenary vines have contributed to this cuvée mostly in the Northern Terroirs to preserve freshness
Vinification
100% destemming
Grape varieties are vinified separately. Slow fermentation for a better extraction of phenolic compounds.
Production
200 (9-liter cases)
Pairings

Beef with mustard sauce - Pork tenderloin with winter vegetables - Roasted duck - Malaysian pork chop and spice tea.

Reviews and News

2016 Xavier Vignon Chateauneuf-du-Pape Rouge Cuvee XV - 94 PTS - WA

2016 Xavier Vignon Chateauneuf-du-Pape Rouge Cuvee XV - 94 PTS - WA

wa94"The second year Vignon has produced this cuvée, the 2016 Chateauneuf du Pape XV is a plush but restrained blend that incorporates more Mourvèdre and less Syrah, with the Grenache and Mourvèdre co-fermented when possible. It shows a bit of toasty oak up front but balances that with ample black cherry fruit and soft, dusty tannins. Long and harmonious on the finish, it should drink well on release in 2019 and for a decade or more after that. - Joe Czerwinski"
- Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate (Issue 239, October 31st 2018), 94 pts

2016 Xavier Vignon Chateauneuf-du-Pape Rouge Cuvee XV - 94 PTS - JD

2016 Xavier Vignon Chateauneuf-du-Pape Rouge Cuvee XV - 94 PTS - JD

jeb dunnuck logo 250"A blend of equal parts Mourvèdre (from the northern part of the appellation) and Grenache (from the southern part of the appellation), the 2016 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée XV offers ripe black cherries, cured meats, lavender, and ground pepper. This beauty is fresh, elegant, and seamless on the palate, with good acidity and a great finish. It's going to be better with 3-4 years of bottle age and keep for 10-15.”
- Jeb Dunnuck (August 28th 2018), 94 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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