Cellier des Princes Cuvée Sainte Vierge Châteauneuf-du-Pape / 2016 / 750mL / Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Category: Wine
Sub-Category: Red wine

Cuvée Sainte Vierge is made from parcels located in Courthezon made of round pebbles on sandy soils.

The name 'Sainte Vierge' comes from the Statue of the Virgin Mary in the vineyard.

Terroir:

Large round pebbles on sandy soil.

Winemaking:

Hand-picked at peak maturity and fast transportation in small containers to the winery to avoid juice release and oxydation.

Total destemming, 4 to 5 weeks maceration, pumping over and daily release.

Controlled temperature at 28° to 30 °C.

Ageing:

12 months in concrete tank.

No oak to show the purest expression of the old vine Grenache and the terroir.

Tasting Notes:

Châteauneuf-du-Pape is reknown for delicious Grenache based wines and the multi award winning Cuvée Sainte Vierge is a beautiful example of the wines produced from this unique terroir.

A very complex and yet delicate & elegant wine, Cuvée Sainte Vierge Châteauneuf-du-Pape exhibits aromas of red currant, red cherries, leather and tobacco with spicy overtones such as lavender, thyme and rosemary.

Allowing an hour or so of decanting will ensure the silky tannins shine and flavours of rich raspberry and plum glow.

A medium bodied, dry palate with hints of red & black berries, licorice, spices and clothes and an undeniable earthy undertone typical of Châteauneuf-du-Pape.

Cuvée Sainte Vierge has excellent balance in the mouth with silky and elegant tannins.

Produced and aged without oak allowing the purest expression of the old vine Grenache and the terroir of Châteauneuf-du-Pape.

90% Grenache (old vine)
5% Syrah
5% Mourvèdre

Food Matching:

Enjoy Cuvée Sainte Vierge Châteauneuf-du-Pape with with poultry, stew, game such as venison and of course will be perfect with fine cheese.

Awards:

Vintage 2017 : Gold Medal Mâcon
Vintage 2016 : Gold Medal G&G
Vintage 2015 : 88-90 Parker // Gold Gilbert & Gaillard // 89 Wine Spectator
Vintage 2014 / 89-91 Josh Raynolds // Jancis Robinson 15,5