Ogier Chateauneuf du Pape Clos de l’Oratoire Rhone Wine Complete Guide

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Mason Ogier, Clos de l’Oratoire, Caves des Papes History, Overview

Mason Ogier Caves des Papes has a long history in the Southern Rhone Valley as the domaine was created by Christophe Ogier all the way back in 1859. At the time, Christophe Ogier was a well-known negociant working in the Rhone. The modern age for Ogier Caves des Papes stared almost 100 years later when they started to age and blend the wines they were selling. This took place in 1948. In time, they merged with another firm Caves des Papes and Ogier Caves des Papes was born.

Ogier Caves des Papes merged with Vignobles Jeanjean in the Languedoc appellation in 1994. The company continued expanding and in 1999, they purchased Clos de l’Oratoire des Papes from the Amouroux family.

Ogier Chateauneuf du Pape Clos de l’Oratoire Vineyards, Wines, Winemaking

Ogier Chateauneuf du Pape Clos de l’Oratoire produces three red Chateauneuf du Pape wines and one Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc.

Ogier Chateauneuf du Pape Clos de l’Oratoire Les Closiers is created from a blend of 80% Grenache, 10% Syrah, 5% Cinsault and 5% Mourvedre. The wine is aged in foudres and demi muids for 12 months. On average the production is close to 5,500 cases per year.

Ogier Chateauneuf du Pape Clos de l’Oratoire Red Terroirs comes from a blend of 75% Grenache, 15% Syrah, 5% Cinsault and 5% Mourvedre. The wine is aged in large, truncated shaped, oak vats for 12 months. On average the production is close to 3,000 cases per year.

Ogier Chateauneuf du Pape Clos de l’Oratoire Oratorio is produced using 75% Grenache, 15% Syrah, 5% Cinsault and 5% Mourvedre. The wine is aged in large, truncated shaped, oak vats for 12 to 14 months. On average the production is 750 cases each vintage.

Ogier Chateauneuf du Pape Clos de l’Oratoire Blanc is produced from blending 25% Grenache Blanc, 25% Roussanne, 25% Bourboulenc and 25% Clairette. After aging for 6 months in a combination of tanks and used, French oak barrels, the annual production is 500 cases per vintage.

Serving and Decanting Ogier Chateauneuf du Pape Clos de l’Oratoire with Wine, Food Pairing Tips

Ogier Chateauneuf du Pape 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. Ogier Chateauneuf du Pape 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. Ogier Chateauneuf du Pape Clos de l’Oratoire is also good with Asian dishes, hearty fish courses like tuna, mushrooms pasta, eggplant and tomatoes.

The white wine of Ogier Chateauneuf du Pape 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.

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Clos de l'Oratoire des Papes Wine Tasting Notes

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  1. 2014 Clos de l'Oratoire des Papes Châteauneuf-du-Pape ( Châteauneuf-du-Pape)

    1. 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.

      90 points - Tasted
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  2. 2013 Clos de l'Oratoire des Papes Châteauneuf-du-Pape ( Châteauneuf-du-Pape)

    1. Medium bodied, soft, forward, and serving up an easy drinking, red cherry charm.

      87 points - Tasted
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  3. 2012 Clos de l'Oratoire des Papes Châteauneuf-du-Pape ( Châteauneuf-du-Pape)

    1. 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.

      90 points - Tasted
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