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Specifications

Colour:

Red

Producer:

M.Chapoutier

Region:

Rhône

Appellation:

Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Grape Blend:

Grenache | Syrah

Châteauneuf du Pape, Barbe Rac, 2013

6x75cl £200.00

4 cases

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Tasting Note:

Bolder, darker and more complex than the Cros de Bois whilst maintaining the lightness of touch that is the hallmark of the vintage. Notes of liquorice, tobacco, forest fruits, earth and cigar leaf. A great mix of the sweet, savoury and bright. Excellent. This vineyard is littered with the famous ‘galets’ or pudding stones characteristic of the area, but in reality the subsoil if far more important – the quaternary
terrace has a complex and varied mixture of red clay and ferruginous sand. The vines are very old (approximately 90 years old). This unique hilltop vineyard West of the village of Châteauneuf-du-Pape makes some of the silkiest and most
elegant wines in the region. The biodynamic viticulture ensures low yields (15-20 hl/ha) which are necessary to create a pure and intense Grenache wine.

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