70% Grenache noir, 20% Syrah, 10% Mourvèdre
Intense, brilliant garnet‐red colored bold red wine.
It reveals lovely fruits, loads of body, and a heavy bouquet of ground peppers, raspberries, cherry liqueur, currants, and spice box.
Full‐bodied and dense, it tastes more like a “baby Châteauneuf du Pape” than a simple Côtes du Rhône.
A complete wine, rich and elegant, thanks to the harmony of all the elements which make it up.
CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED BY
Jeb Dunnuck: 94
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: 92
Excellent with grilled and aged meats, spicy, sweet, and savory fusion-style dishes.
Serve at a temperature of no more than 65°F.
Most appreciated between 1 and 6 years of age.
DOMAINE GRAND VENEUR “Les Champauvins” is a hidden jewel, on the edge of the Chateauneuf du Pape demarcation. It stretches on 34 hectares technically classified as Côtes du Rhône. The plots are located on the northern border of Châteauneuf du Pape, exactly 3 yards outside the legendary appellation. A small lane of rocks going through the rocky plateaux has been decided to be the Chateauneuf du Pape limit in 1936.
History: Established in the northern part of Châteauneuf du Pape, the Jaume family has been dedicated to the art of wine growing since 1826. In the 14th century, during their stay in Avignon, the popes built a papal castle in Châteauneuf-du-Pape (“New castle of the Popes”). Impressed by the area's exceptional “terroir” (the soil and its growing conditions), they planted vineyards around the castle on terraces covered with characteristic large smooth rounded stones, which get very hot during the day in the hot sun, and keep the vine roots warm during the cold nights, providing perfect condition for wine grapes .
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