The elegance of Châteauneuf-du-Pape
© Domaine Roche-Audran
Vinification and ageing :
Harvesting, racking and bottling all follow cosmic rhythms in order to produce a cuvée that is as natural as possible. No chemical additives are applied. Only sulphur is used, with moderation. Locally-present yeasts contribute all the aromas of the terroir during alcoholic fermentation. Daily tasting takes place throughout the process to ensure production of wines that are both balanced and complex.
Aged for 12 months in oak barrels and demi-muids
Tasting notes 2012 vintage :
Vibrant, intense black cherry colour.A sharp and voluptuous nose of redcurrant, raspberry and cherry.Full and elegant on the pallet.Ageing in demi-muids imparts toasty notes which give great length and enhance the final taste of the fruit.
This wine represents the elegance and precision of pure grenache from the sandy terroirs of Châteauneuf-du-Pape
Serve at 18°C.
Appellation : Châteauneuf-du-Pape
Terroir : Châteauneuf-du-Pape - soil from the Miocene period, composed of molassic sand covered with round pebbles originating from the river Rhône.
Blend : Grenache 100%
Area, yield and age of vineyard : 0.33 hectares, 28 hl /ha, 60 years