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Domaine de la Cote de l’Ange only dates back to 1972 when the domaine was founded by Jean Claude Mestre and Monique Jeune. The Jeune family were quite experienced as growers and winemakers in the southern Rhone as the family had previously owned the well regarded Domaine Monpertuis. Domaine de la Cote de l’Ange produced their first vintage in 1974. The property has remained in the hands of the same family and is managed today by Yannick Gasparri and Corinne Gasparri.
Domaine de la Cote de l’Ange Vineyards, Wines, Winemaking
Domaine de la Cote de l’Ange owns 13.5 hectares of vineyards in Chateauneuf du Pape and an additional 2.5 hectares of vines located in the Cotes du Rhone. 1.5 hectares are devoted to the growing of white wine grapes. The remaining 12 hectares are used in the production of red Chateauneuf du Pape wine.
Domaine de la Cote de l’Ange produces three red wines and one white wine in Chateauneuf du Pape. wine.
Domaine de la Cote de l’Ange Tradition is made from a blend of 70% Grenache, 10% Mourvedre and 20% Syrah, but that can vary, depending on the vintage. The terroir is rocks, pebbles and limestone. The grapes are 100% destemmed. The wine is aged in a combination of old foudres, tank and from time to time, a small amount of older, French oak barrels. On average the production is close to 2,200 cases per year.
Domaine de la Cote de l’Ange Vieilles Vignes is produced from 80% old vine Grenache and 20% Mourvedre. The vines are on average more than 80 years of age. The terroir is pure rocks and stones. The Grenache is aged in mostly large, old foudres and tank. The Syrah is aged in used French oak barrels. Not much wine is produced. On average, the production is close to 400 cases per year.
Domaine de la Cote de l’Ange Secret de l’Ange was produced for the first time in 2007 and was made from a blend dominated by up to 80% old vine Mourvedre that is blended with 20% old vine Grenache. However, the blend can vary with some vintages having a lot more Mourvedre. The wine is aged in French oak barrels for between 14-16 months.
Domaine de la Cote de l’Ange Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc is most often a blend of 30% Clairette, 30% Bourboulenc, 20% Roussanne and 20% Grenache Blanc. The wine is aged in a combination of steel tanks and new, French oak barrels, the production is close to 350 cases per year.
Serving and Decanting de la Cote de l’Ange with Wine, Food Pairing Tips
Domaine de la Cote de l’Ange 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. Domaine de la Cote de l’Ange 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. Domaine de la Cote de l’Ange is also good with Asian dishes, hearty fish courses like tuna, mushrooms pasta, eggplant and tomatoes.
The white wine of Domaine de la Cote de l’Ange makes a perfect wine and food match with shellfish, fresh seafood of all types, veal, pork, chicken and cheese.
From 2.5 hectares of vines, Domaine de la Cote de l’Ange also makes a Cotes du Rhone which offers great value.
Domaine de la Côte de l'Ange Wine Tasting Notes
6 Vintages 13230 Views Sort Vintage Rating
2013 Domaine de la Côte de l'Ange ( Châteauneuf-du-Pape)
Light, bright and simple, with a crisp red fruit character and some garrigue that will be best tasted young.
Sep 7, 2015points - Tasted 1602 Views
2010 Domaine de la Côte de l'Ange Secret de l'Ange ( Châteauneuf-du-Pape)
With loads of fresh, spicy, peppery berries, jam, spice box, licorice and garrigue notes, this is full bodied and concentrated. The wine is deep, spicy, rich and mouth filling. With one of the highest portions of Mourvedre in Chateauneuf du Pape, this is a truly serious wine that needs to be tasted.
May 31, 2013points - Tasted 1782 Views
2010 Domaine de la Côte de l'Ange Vieilles Vignes ( Châteauneuf-du-Pape)
Intense blackberry jam, licorice, black cherry, espresso bean and spice are found in the aromatics. Ripe, fat, concentrated and full bodied, this lush expression of Chateauneuf du Pape ends with layers of fresh, jammy black cherries.
Mar 21, 2012points - Tasted 3199 Views
2010 Domaine de la Côte de l'Ange ( Châteauneuf-du-Pape)
Silky, smoky, red berries, earth, ripe, sweet plums and spice deliver a supple, spice filled, fresh finish.
May 29, 2013points - Tasted 2869 Views
From a blend of 70% Grenache, 20% Mourvedre and 10% Syrah, the wine opens with smoke, earth, strawberry and black cherry jam. Round and fleshy, the wine ends with ripe, sweet, black cherries.
Mar 21, 2012points - Tasted 1437 Views
2009 Domaine de la Côte de l'Ange Secret de l'Ange ( Châteauneuf-du-Pape)
With 70% old vine Mourvedre in the blend along with 30% Grenache, the wine is powerful, concentrated, dark, young, meaty, spicy, tannic and fresh.
Jul 31, 2015points - Tasted 1066 Views
2007 Domaine de la Côte de l'Ange Secret de l'Ange ( Châteauneuf-du-Pape)
Dark, fat, dense and intense, this blend of 80% Mourvedre and 20% Grenache serves up a potent brew of espresso bean, spice, black cherry liqueur and an earthy, barnyard component. Lushly textured and concentrated, this modern styled wine will appeal more to some tasters than others.
Dec 31, 2014points - Tasted 1275 Views