This `Grand Vin` Châteauneuf-du-Pape Rouge from the Château de Vaudieu is dark ruby with flashes of purple in colour.
On the nose are lively cherry notes, a touch of liquorice and hints of black pepper.
On the palate, it is full-bodied with lively acidity, and with ripe tannins that gently support the cherry, cassis and herb character on the long, lingering finish.
Situated north-east of the town, the vineyards surround those of Château Rayas and are spread over 70 hectares.
The soils vary greatly, from sand to quartz (galets) and clay/limestone outcrops. This diversity of soil and exposure adds complexity to the blend, with the fruit from the sandier soils lending aromatic elegance and that from the galets giving power and intensity.
The vines are over 65 years in age and the fruit gains incredible levels of concentration as a result.
The wine is made from 55% Grenache, 33% Syrah/Shiraz, 7% Cinsault, and 5% Mourvèdre.
The fruit was hand picked, sorted, destemmed and crushed before fermentation at 25°C in temperature-controlled, stainlesssteel tanks. Fermentation lasted approximately 30 days, with regular pump-overs made daily.
10% of the wine was aged for eight months in 600 litre French oak barrels.
Game dishes such as wild boar and most red meats, beef and lamb. Rich, tomato based pasta can work great as well as hearty chilli con Carne, and beef bourguignon.
We can ship Chateau de Vaudieu Chateauneuf du Pape 'Grand Vin' to all UK mainland addresses.
If you're delivery address is local (Eccleston, and most of the St Helens area) we will deliver on the same day you order. Alternatively, you can choose to collect it from our shop.
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