Châteauneuf-du-Pape Rouge

Red Wine

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Rouge 1999

Grapes :

60% Grenache (Vineyard planted between 1891 and 1920)
10% Syrah
10% Mourvèdre
10% Cinsault
10% Counoise

Yield :

28 hl/ha

Terroir :

Rolled “galet” stones on top of clay and sandy soil. Hillside vineyard, situated on the block “Cabrieres” on the north side of Châteauneuf-du-Pape.

Vinification :

Manually harvested, hand-selected grapes and individually selected berries, destemmed. 20-25 fermentation and maceration days. Aged in vat first, second in oak “foudres” from June to the bottling 2 – 3 years following.

Extent of Vineyard :

15 ha (small portion of which contains white grapes).