Domaine Berthet-Rayne Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée "Vieilli en Fût de Chêne" 2016


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65% Grenache Noir, 30% Mourvèdre, 5% Counoise.

This oak barrel aged wine is derived from land plots situated on adiluvium alpine soil entirely covered with boulders, in the renowned“terroirs” of Coudoulet and Chapouin.

The vinification process benefits from the use of a modern equipment : a light pressing and destalking for certain vintages ; with fermentation carried out at automatically regulated temperatures –all give our wines a more delicate and fruity flavour and allow them to age well.After fermentation, the wine is left to settle and then decanted into vats. This vintage is aged in oak casks, among which demi-muids,for up to one year before being bottled.

Appearance: Dark garnet colour with purple hues.
Nose: Complex bouquet of black fruits and berries with scents of white pepper, licorice and plum.
Palate: A very elegant wine on the palate thanks to the succulent flavours of red fruit, which gives it a freshness to balance the ripe plum flavours and generous sweet oak aromas.

Serve at: 15-16°C and preferably decant the wine into a carafe prior to pour it.
Wine & Food: Excellent on its own and with stewed beef “daube”, coq au vin and venison dishes as well as well matured cheeses.
Ageing: Can be drunk when released on the market. Crafted for 10year and more cellaring.