2010 Châteauneuf-Du-Pape – Signature

2010 Châteauneuf-Du-Pape – Signature

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2010 Châteauneuf-Du-Pape – Signature

Grapes / Soils

Grenache (65%), Mourvèdre (16%), Syrah (13%), Cinsault (5%), others (1%) 70 years average in 2015 Yellow & red sand, red clay, large stones, limestone 9 ha

 

The Wine

Vineyard Profile
  • The Grenache comes from a plot at the junction of Palestore and Bois Dauphin districts and one at the junction of Grand Pierre, Rayas and Pointu districts as well as Cabrières plots.
  • The Cinsault comes from Pierre à feu plots.
  • Representative soils of Châteauneuf-du-Pape (yellow and red sand, red clay, large pebbles) with a high proportion of sand.
  • Average age of the vines: more than 70 years old.
Harvest Notes
  • Rigorous bud pruning.
  • Green harvesting is done.
  • The picking is entirely by hand, with a meticulous double sorting in the vineyard.
Winemaker's Notes
  • Wine-making in underground concrete vats.
  • Destemming of underripe stalks.
  • The wine stays on the skins for over 4 weeks.
  • Gentle extraction: pumping over, rack and return, punching down the cap, and stirring the lees.
Wine Summary
  • Made from Grenache (65%), Mourvèdre (16%), Syrah (13%), Cinsault (5%), others (1%) grapes.
  • Vine age – 70 years average in 2015.
  • Grown on soils of yellow & red sand, red clay, large stones and limestone.
  • Fermented in underground cement vats.
  • Aged in: old oak casks (Grenache), barrels used to age 1-3 year vintages (Mourvedre and Syrah) and stainless steel tanks (Cinsault).
  • Aged for approximately 18 months.
  • Bottled unfiltered.
Technical Information

66% Grenache, 14% Mourvedre, 12% Syrah, 6% Cinsault, 2% others.