Clos de l’Oratoire des Papes Chateauneuf du Pape, Rhone wine producer profile with wine tasting notes, wine ratings, a history of the property, information on wine making and terroir, along with wine tasting reviews and images. If you want to read about other important wineries and wine makers from the Rhone valley: Links to all Rhone Valley Wine Producer Profiles
Clos de l’Oratoire des Papes dates back to the late 1800’s when it was established by the Armouroux family. The estate took its name from the small chapel located in their Southern Rhone Valley vineyards. In 1999, the owner of Ogier Caves des Papes purchased Clos de l’Oratoire des Papes from the Amouroux family.
Clos de l’Oratorie Vineyards, Wines, Winemaking
Clos de l’Oratoire des Papes owns 22 hectares of vines in the Chateauneuf du Pape appellation. 20.5 hectares are used to produce red Chateauneuf du Pape wine grapes. 1.5 hectares are reserved for the white wine grape varieties.
Clos de l’Oratoire des Papes produces two red, Chateauneuf du Pape wines and one Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc.
Clos de l’Oratoire des Papes Chateauneuf du Pape is produced from 80% Grenache, 10% Syrah, 5% Mourvedre and 5% Cinsault. The vines for this wine are close to 50 years of age. The wine is aged in a combination of foudres and French oak barrels, some of which are new, but most are used. The wine is aged for 10-12 months before bottling. On average, the annual production is 7,000 cases per year.
Clos de l’Oratoire des Papes Choregies is made from a blend of 60% Grenache, 35% Syrah and 5% Mourvedre. The grapes are always destemmed. The wine is aged for 14 months in a combination of demi muids along with new and used, French oak barrels. On average, 400 cases are produced each vintage.
Clos de l’Oratoire des Papes Blanc is made from a blend of 25% Grenache Blanc, 25% Roussanne, 25% Bourboulenc and 25% Clairette. After aging for between 4 to 6 months in a combination of tanks and used, French oak barrels, the annual production is 750 cases per vintage.
Serving and Decanting Clos de l’Oratoire with Wine, Food Pairing Tips
Clos de l’Oratoire is best served at 15.5 degrees Celsius, 60 degrees Fahrenheit. The cool, almost cellar temperature gives the wine more freshness and lift. Young vintages can be popped and poured, or decanted for an hour so. This allows the wine to soften and open its perfume. Older vintages might need very little decanting, just enough to remove the sediment. Clos de l’Oratoire is best served with all types of classic meat dishes, veal, pork, beef, lamb, duck, game, roast chicken, roasted, braised, stewed dishes, sausage and cassoulet. Clos de l’Oratoire is also good with Asian dishes, hearty fish courses like tuna, mushrooms pasta, eggplant and tomatoes.
The white wine of Clos de l’Oratoire is best served with a myriad of different seafood dishes, shellfish, crab, lobster, sushi, sashimi, chicken, pork and veal, as well as Asian cuisine.
Clos de l'Oratoire des Papes Wine Tasting Notes
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2014 Clos de l'Oratoire des Papes ( Châteauneuf-du-Pape)
Medium bodied, soft, silky, and spicy, this is a forward, charming wine with freshness, energy and peppery, sweet cherries. The wine was made from a blend of 80% Grenache, 8% Syrah, 7% Mourvedre and 5% Cinsault.
Jun 23, 2016points - Tasted 1516 Views
2013 Clos de l'Oratoire des Papes ( Châteauneuf-du-Pape)
Medium bodied, soft, forward, and serving up an easy drinking, red cherry charm.
Sep 7, 2015points - Tasted 3234 Views
2012 Clos de l'Oratoire des Papes ( Châteauneuf-du-Pape)
Truffle and fennel notes complicate the red fruits on the nose, before the soft, medium bodied, sweet cherry finish kicks in. The wine was produced from a blend of 80% Grenache, 8% Syrah, 7% Mourvedre and 5% Cinsault, and reached 15% alcohol.
Sep 10, 2014points - Tasted 4069 Views