Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2016 - Collection Charles Giraud in Magnum (Old Vines)
Domaine Saint Préfert - Isabel Ferrando
Cellaring capacity: 2020 - 2040
By Joe Czerwinski in 2018: "The 2016 Châteauneuf du Pape Collection Charles Giraud is a 60-40 blend of grenache and mourvèdre, fermented with all the stems. There's a hint of cocoa, but raspberries and strawberries are the dominant fruit flavors in this bright, zesty wine. Notes of mint, lavender and tea leaf add complexity. Full-bodied and velvety in texture, it is intensely concentrated and rich, but not too heavy or ripe (it weighs in at 15.5% alcohol), with a lingering, elegant finish. This is a success that should age for two decades or more, and it will be interesting to see how it compares to the perfect 2010 after a few years in bottle."
Pebbles - gravel - clay - sand - limestone
40% Old Mourvèdre
Hand picked, whole and not destemmed
DURATION OF MATURATION
18 months in half-muid of 4 wines.
|Note||More than 97|
|Volume||12,50 % vol - 150 cl|
|Areas of Rhône||Saint-Préfert|
|Prix||More than €150|