2020 Morgon. Delicious gamay. — 3 months ago
Le Hurlevent, Châteauneuf-du-Pape, 2020
Frankrike, Rhonedalen, Châteauneuf-du-Pape
Nyanserad, kryddig smak med inslag av hallon, viol, körsbär, svartpeppar, plommon, lakrits och lagerblad. Serveras vid cirka 18°C till rätter av mörkt kött. — 8 months ago
Very bright and jammy, more gamay leaning. Was wonderful with hickory planked salmon and roasted broccoli. — a month ago
Rhonda really likes, but not as much as mapmaker. Buy a case. — 3 months ago
Beautifully aged. — 9 months ago
Clos Roquète is a white Châteauneuf-du-Pape wine produced by Frédéric & Daniel Brunier of Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe with a fascinating history to tell…
Châteauneuf-du-Pape (CNdP) is a highly-esteemed commune located in the Southern Rhône of France. It gets its name, “new castle of the Pope,” because the Pope spent his summers there in the 14th Century when the papacy was relocated to nearby Avignon.
This wine is made from 35% Clairette, 35% Roussanne, and 30% Grenache Blanc (all local, white varieties), each adding a unique aromatic and structural dimension. It was aged 11 months in oak prior to release, lending richness and texture.
Despite its rich, creaminess, it also has aromatic lift with notes of lemon peel, ripe cantaloupe, white peach, apricot, next to notes of white blossom, vanilla, honey, fennel, and petrichor (a fancy word for the smell of warm, wet pavement like after a summer rain).
We’re excited to pair this with a lemon, garlic, and herb roasted shrimp over spiralized zucchini noodles.
Cheers to beautiful wines that tell stories and share histories! — 3 months ago
The wine comes in a clear bottle, the better to show off its deep, rich color. The wine pours up much darker than a rosé from, say, Provence. Additional skin contact for the grapes gives the wine a beautiful color which ranges from an almost magenta shade to hints of tomato red and salmon. Rolled into one descriptor, we can call it copper colored. The nose gives up some luscious strawberry and cherry aromas with traces of citrus, minerals and spice also present. There is a lot of flavor to be had on the palate - red fruit, a touch of tobacco, some melon, allspice, and even ginger. This is a very complex wine, and it has a nice tannic grip, too. You can use this Tavel in place of a red, while other rosés can only stand in for a white wine. — 4 months ago
Had 2020 vintage in ‘23.
Love this basic not-too-anything wine from WineThing. — 22 days ago