Châteauneuf-du-Pape „Les Vieilles Vignes“ 2016

41,62 

Includes 19% MwSt.
(55,49  / 1000 ml)

Sloe, blueberry and cranberry combine with rosemary, cocoa husk and turmeric as if they were from an old recipe. With the clarity of a morning dawn, the complex fragrance of this classic cuvée of mainly Grenache, Mourvedre, Syrah, Cinsault and Clairette shines.

Châteauneuf-du-Pape "Les Vieilles Vignes" 2016

41,62 

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Tasting note from from 22.03.2020, Copyright Peter Müller

Color

Deep dark ruby red with a violet rim and opaque core, the wine is clear and bright in the glass.

Nose

Oui, monsieur.

With the clarity of a morning dawn, the complex aroma of this classic cuvée of mainly Grenache, Mourvedre, Syrah, Cinsault and Clairette shines. Red berry fruits reveal themselves in close association with herbal spice and earthiness. Never exuberant, never ostentatious, the wine has a fascinating balance. Sloe, blueberry and cranberry combine with rosemary, cocoa husk and turmeric as if from an ancient recipe. A touch of orange oil gives the wine freshness and puts it into a frenzy of change.

Palate

On the palate, the 2016 Chateauneuf-du-Pape "Les vieilles Vignes" of the Domaine de Villeneuve proves with what ease it combines the paradox between power and fullness with balance and delicacy, as if there were no other way. Celebrating ripe red fruit, it always keeps its footing and convinces the mouth with velvety tannin. Long reverberating with dark echoes, it is both already more than enjoyable today, but also knows how to outlast the next decade.

Food recommendations from Peter Müller

  • Grilled sweet potato with Beluga lentils and autumn trumpets
  • Braised pork ribs with tomato jam, purple potatoes and spinach salad
  • Venison goulash with oven squash, onion melt and spaetzle

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Type

Vintage

Variety

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Content

Alcohol content

14,5% Vol.

Residual sweetness

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Allergens

Contains sulfur

Acid

4,9 g/l

Drinking temperature

17°

Parker points

91-93

Manufacturer

Domaine de Villeneuve, Route de Courthézon, 84100 Orange / France, Organic certificate: FR-BIO-01