2012 Pure - Châteauneuf-du-Pape

2012 Pure – Châteauneuf-du-Pape

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2012 Pure - Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Grapes / Soils

Grenache ( 97%), others( 3%) Planted circa 1912 Sandy 1.5 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.
  • Aging in old foudre for approximately 18 months.
  • The wine is not filtered before bottling.
  • Rigorous bud pruning.
  • Green harvesting is done.
  • The picking is entirely by hand, with a meticulous double sorting in the vineyard.
Wine Summary
  • Made from Grenache (97%), others (3%) grapes.
  • Vine age – planted 1915.
  • Grown on sandy soils.
  • Fermented in underground concrete vats.
  • Aged in old oak casks.
  • Aged for 18 months.
  • Bottled unfiltered.
Technical Information
  • 97% Grenache
  • 3% Others
  • Pure is handcrafted from a single plot of 100-year-old vines and sandy soil, at the junction of “Grand Pierre”, “Rayas” and “Pointu” districts.