Classically spicy Châteauneuf-du-Pape.Blended by Alex Favier, one of the region's best producers, this is an archetypal and rustic Châteauneuf-du-Pape; spiced black fruit aromas and a velvety, warm palate. Here in Châteauneuf-du-Pape, the soils are freedraining clay and sand, strewn with the famous galets roulés - large, round pebbles covering the soil. The Galets act like night storage heaters, absorbing heat during the day and releasing it at night and ripening the grapes very quickly. Vines are trained en gobelet (bush vines) as dictated by law. Blended from selected parcels of Grenache Noir and Syrah, fermented at a relatively high temperature in a combination of cement and old foudres which helped to extract colour and tannin.
|Low in Sulphites||No|
|Grape variety||Grenache, Syrah|
|Wine Style||Full-bodied Red|
|Food Match||Traditional Lamb dishes and Lancashire hot pot|