2012 Châteauneuf-Du-Pape – Signature

2012 Châteauneuf-Du-Pape – Signature

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2012 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

Harvest Notes
  • Wine-making in underground concrete vats. Destemming of underripe stalks. The wine stays on the skins for over 4 weeks. Gentle extraction.
  • The Grenache is aged in old oak casks. The Mourvedre and the Syrah are aged on its lees in 600 liter barrels used to age 1 to 3 previous vintages. The Cinsault is aged in stainless steel tanks.
  • Aging lasts approximately 18 months. The wine is not filtered before bottling.
  • Rigorous bud pruning. Furthermore, green harvesting and leaf thinning are done. The picking is entirely by hand, with sorting in the vineyard and again in the cellar.
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, limestone.
  • Fermented in underground cement vats.
  • Aged in: old oak casks(Grenache), barrels used to age 1-3 year vintages (Mourvedre and Syrah), stainless steel tanks (Cinsault).
  • Aged for approximately 18 months.
  • Bottled unfiltered.
Technical Information
  • 65% Grenache from a plot at the junction of “Palestor” and “Bois Dauphin” districts and one at the junction of “Grand Pierre”, “Rayas” and “Pointu” districts as well as “Cabrières”, “Boursan” and “Pied Long” blocks.
  • 16% Mourvèdre from “Les Mascaronnes” and “Boursan” plots.
  • 13% Syrah from “Le Parc” and “Cabrières” plots.
  • 5% Cinsault from “Pierre à feu” plots.
  • 1% Other representative soils of Châteauneuf-du- Pape (yellow and red sand, red clay, large pebbles)