Châteauneuf du pape 2019 Les Saintes Vierges - Domaine Santa Duc
97/100 Parker : A great vintage to drink until 2035.
We have a special relationship with this terroir, one of the first on which we settled in the appellation. The old Grenache vines, supported by Mourvèdre and Counoise, seem to have a penchant for the finesse and lightness of these sandy soils situated in the southwester part of the appellation, which are slightly warmer than those of “La Crau Ouest”. The well-being of the vines reflects in the balanced taste of the wine, whose fine tannin structure entirely corresponds with the character of the terroir.
Varieties: 90% Grenache, 9% Mourvèdre, 1% Counoise.
Vinification : Hand picked with a very selective sorting, short and soft maceration. Soft punching-down.
Ageing : In big casks and terracotta jars during 18 months.
Terroir : Brown to light brown limestone from Miocene «safre» (marly sand).
|Note||Between 91 and 94|
|Volume||12,50 % vol - 75 cl|
|Areas of Rhône||Santa Duc|
|Prix||From 50 to 80 €|