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Colour: Red
Producer: Le Bois Pointu
Region: Rhône
Appellation: Châteauneuf du Pape
Grape Variety: Grenache/Syrah

Chateauneuf du Pape, Le Bois Pointu, 2017

1 case, 8 bottles
£40.42 per bottle

Tasting Note:

Intense, peppery dark but very slick fruit. Rich, spicy and smooth black pepper, creme de mure and black cherry character. Less red-fruited than usual but no less charming for it. Very polished and balanced. A charmer. Ageing is part in tank and part oak demi muid barrels. 15% fermented with whole bunches. A Grenache dominated wine with 15% Mourvèdre, both coming from the Croix de Bois vineyard, but also including some Counoise from Le Pointu (a fine vineyard of sandy soils in the Rayas/Nalys sector.)

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