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Domaine Pierre André Châteauneuf-du-Pape rouge 2015

| red | full bodied & complex |
Domaine Pierre André Châteauneuf-du-Pape rouge 2011-0
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Specifications

Grapes
78% grenache noir, 10% mourvèdre, 10% syrah, 2% cinsault/muscardin/counoise/picpoul
Alcohol %
14.5%
Yield
28 hl/ha
Aging
barrel aged
Viticulture
biodynamic (certified)
Drinkable till
± 2035
Fiche Technique
Other vintages available
2012 (3)
Video
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Product code
2020402
42.25
beperkt beschikbaar
Tasting notes

“The nose has aromas of free running raspberry fruits, floral appeal, delicacy, along with caramel. There’s refinement in the glass, smoky notes. It’s very far from the BIG WINE school of Châteauneuf. The palate is peppery, fluid, hands out a cool, pure Grenache pitter patter, en finesse. This is young, and will remain young, holds good detail. It is gentle, but within there is sure depth. It’s interesting and subtle, intricate. It ends on cool, menthol notes; there’s some crunch from the stems.” [John Livingston/www.drinkrhone.com, February 2018]

Wine producer
Nowadays it is Jacqueline André that makes the outstanding wines from Domaine Pierre André. The family owns very old vineyards; some vines are more than 100 years old. Pierre Andre was one of the first domains switching to organic farming in Châteauneuf-du-Pape in 1980 and is biodynamic certified since 1992. The wines are very pure and show much character. Jacqueline prefers concrete tanks rather than oak barrels. Aging takes place only on well used foudre and demi-muid. Especially her Châteauneuf rouge gains from a few years of bottle aging: often perfectly balanced and ready to been enjoyed after 4 to 5 years. We prefer to drink the 'blanc' relatively young to enjoy its purity and elegance.
Quote & Reviews

John Livingston (www.drinkrhone.com): “The nose has aromas of free running raspberry fruits, floral appeal, delicacy, along with caramel. There’s refinement in the glass, smoky notes. It’s very far from the BIG WINE school of Châteauneuf. The palate is peppery, fluid, hands out a cool, pure Grenache pitter patter, en finesse. This is young, and will remain young, holds good detail. It is gentle, but within there is sure depth. It’s interesting and subtle, intricate. It ends on cool, menthol notes; there’s some crunch from the stems. [februari 2018]

Ratings

John L. Livingston
****