Domaine L'Or de Line Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2019


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Alcohol : 13,5%

Grape(s) : Grenache Noir, Syrah, Mourvèdre

Localisation : Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Southern Rhône, France

Tasting Notes : Full, dark red robe; the bouquet gives an aroma of sleek black fruit with oak-varnish hints, coffee, some garrigue herbs present. It’s a cleanly struck opening. The palate picks up the baton for clear, stylish fruit, with the oak bringing a chocolate effect into the second half, adding a layer of caramel-style depth there. The flavor centers on plums, spice, with the oak bringing, for now, a note of dryness late on.

Food pairing: Domaine L’Or de Line is best served with all types of classic meat dishes, veal, pork, beef, lamb, duck, game, roast chicken, roasted, braised, stewed dishes, sausage, barbecue, and cassoulet. Domaine L’Or de Line is also good with Asian dishes, hearty fish courses like tuna, mushrooms, cheese, pasta, eggplant, and tomatoes.

The Domain: Domaine l’Or de Line is a new domaine in Chateauneuf du Pape. It was created when the owners of Domaine Saint Benoit parted company and created their own Southern Rhone Valley vineyards.

This led to the formation of Domaine l’Or de Line by the combination of the Jacumin and Courtil families. Not only that, but you can also count the creation of Domaine le 3 Cellier, founded by the Cellier family as another winery that came out of the dissolution of Domaine Saint Benoit.

The idea for the name of Domaine l’Or de Line came from the phonetic spelling of Laureline, the young daughter of Gerard Jacumin.

Domaine L’Or de Line Vineyards, Wines, Winemaking

Domaine L’Or de Line owns 9 hectares of vines in the Chateauneuf du Pape appellation. 7.4 hectares are used for planting grapes used to produce red wine and the remaining 1.6 hectares are used to produce white Chateauneuf du Pape grape varieties.

They have old Grenache vines which are more than 75 years of age. Starting in 2009, Domaine L’Or de Line began using only organic farming techniques in all their vineyards. Domaine L’Or de Line was certified Agriculture Biologique in 2012.

Domaine L’Or de Line produces 2 red Chateauneuf du Pape wines and 1 Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc.

Domaine L’Or de Line Chateauneuf du Pape is made from a blend of Grenache, Mourvedre, Syrah, Counoise and Muscardin. The terroir is a mix of rocks, sand, stones and clay soils. The wines are aged for 12 months in stainless steel tanks for 18 months before bottling.

Domaine L’Or de Line Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Claude Courtil is made from the estates Grenache oldest vines. The blend is usually close to 80% Grenache with various percentages of the allowable grape varieties. The terroir is rocks , sand and clay. The vines are planted in the les Galimardes and Palestor vineyards. The wine is aged for 18 months in used, French oak casks.

Domaine L’Or de Line Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc is produced from a blend of Grenache Blanc, Picpoul, Roussanne, Bourboulenc, Clairette and Picardan. The wine is aged in tank and both, new and used French oak barrels for 6 months.

When to Drink Domaine L’Or de Line, Anticipated Maturity, Decanting Time.

Domaine L’Or de Line can be enjoyed on the young side. Young vintages can be popped and poured, or decanted for about 1 hour, give or take. This allows the wine to soften and open its perfume. Older vintages might need very little decanting, just enough to remove the sediment.