Taste and have a glass of our exclusively selected Clos Des Papes! “One of the first estates in Chateauneuf du Pape”
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When: Saturday May 18th at 5:00 to 7:00pm
Price: $30 includes a taste of the CLOS DES PAPES CHATEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE 2013. Retail price $120.00, a glass of CLOS DES PAPES VIN DE TABLE -LE PETIT VIN D AVRIL- ROUGE, Retail Price $40.00 and cheese and charcuterie.
CLOS DES PAPES CHATEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE 2013
94 Wine Spectator
“Very juicy and lively in feel, with pepper, tobacco and bay leaf notes leading the way for a core of raspberry, bitter plum and red currant coulis flavors. The long finish lets the pepper and tobacco notes play out, with pleasant acidity embedded throughout. Very Provençal in feel.”
19 Jancis Robinson’s Purple Pages
“For the first time since 2001, Vincent Avril assembled the wine before putting it into his precious foudres because the crop was so small. The resulting blend is 55% Grenache (as opposed to the more usual 65%), 30% Mourvèdre, 15% Syrah (more than usual). After an extremely tricky year in the vineyard, the vinification was easy. Strict selection was needed because the vines were not in perfect shape. I tasted wines from a range of foudres and found them truly beautiful. It was the energy that was so remarkable after notably meaty, savoury aromas. Muscular, absolutely not heavy on the Grenache, these wines were very different from usual. Very ripe and cool but not skinny. Lovely polish but not over ‘made’. Admirably supple and refined. Even elegant. He says ‘burgundian’ (his highest form of praise). The final alcohol level is only an estimation.”
CLOS DES PAPES VIN DE TABLE -LE PETIT VIN D AVRIL- ROUGE