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Domaine de Panisse has a long history in the Southern Rhone Valley dating back almost 600 years. In 1492, the domaine was the property of the Lord Dominique of Panisse, which as you can see, is where the domaine took its name from. The modern era for Domaine de Panisse starts in 1992, when the vineyard was purchased by Christine Olivier and Jean Marie Olivier.
Domaine de Panisse Vineyards, Wines, Winemaking
Domaine de Panisse owns 7 hectares of vines in the Chateauneuf du Pape appellation. They also own 16 hectares of vines in the Cotes du Rhone. 100% of the production for Domaine de Panisse is devoted to red Chateauneuf du Pape wines.
Domaine de Panisse produces 2 red Chateauneuf du Pape wines.
Domaine de Panisse Confidence is produced from a blend of 80% Grenache, 10% Mourvedre and 10% Syrah. Here you find limestone, rocks and sand in the terroir. The grapes are not destemmed. The wine is aged in a combination of 50% used, French oak barrels and the remaining 50% of the wine is aged in tank for 12 months. On average, 350 cases are produced each year.
Domaine de Panisse Noble Revelation is a blend of 50% old vine Grenache that comes from vines that range in age from as young as 30 years to almost 90 years of age, (with most of the fruit coming from 80 year old vines) 30% Mourvedre and 20% Syrah. The wine is aged in used, French oak barrels for 12 months. The production is on average, 125 cases per year.
Serving and Decanting Domaine de Panisse with Wine, Food Pairing Tips
Domaine de Panisse 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 Panisse 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 Panisse is also good with Asian dishes, hearty fish courses like tuna, mushrooms, salmon, pasta, eggplant and tomatoes.
Domaine de Panisse also produces red wine in the Cotes du Rhone appellation and a Vin de France Rouge wine.
Domaine de Panisse Tradition is produced from 44% Grenache, 40% Mourvedre and 16% Cinsault. The grapes are completely destemmed. The wine is aged in cement vats for 12 to months before blending and bottling. The production ranges from 1,250 to 1,500 cases per vintage. Domaine de Panisse Tradition is no longer in production.
Domaine de Panisse Wine Tasting Notes
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2013 Domaine de Panisse Confidence Vigneron ( Châteauneuf-du-Pape)
Medium bodied, approachable, soft, smooth, cherry filled wine. The wine was made from a blend of 50% Grenache, 25% Syrah and 25% Mourvedre.
Sep 8, 2015points - Tasted 1071 Views
2012 Domaine de Panisse Cuvée Noble Revelation ( Châteauneuf-du-Pape)
Smoky, truffle scents, polished, rich textures and a deep, ripe, dark, sweet, fruit filled finish. From 60% Grenache and 40% Syrah, the wine reached 14% alcohol.
Sep 17, 2014points - Tasted 1053 Views
2011 Domaine de Panisse Confidence Vigneron ( Châteauneuf-du-Pape)
Light in style, with a short, tart, fresh, red berry finish. Drink this young.
Aug 19, 2014points - Tasted 790 Views
2010 Domaine de Panisse Cuvée Noble Revelation ( Châteauneuf-du-Pape)
Medium bodied and already tasty, the black raspberry, garrigue and kirsch notes re easy to find. From a blend of 50% old vine Grenache, 30% Mourvedre and 20% Syrah, the wine is soft, round, fresh and almost there. Give it another year or two, if you like it young.
Sep 10, 2014points - Tasted 1039 Views
2000 Domaine de Panisse Cuvée Noble Revelation ( Châteauneuf-du-Pape)
This was the last bottle from the case in my cellar. I am happy to say, each and every bottle has been great and this was no exception. Black jammy fruit, licoirce, , fresh baked plum pie, cola and black pepper aromas filled your nose while the concentrated wine filled your palate with sweet, ripe, fresh dark berries. This outstanding wine is drinking perfect today.
Jul 26, 2010points - Tasted 2426 Views