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Chapelle St. Theodoric is one of the new domaines in the Southern Rhone Valley as its debut vintage was produced from the 2009 harvest. The domaine was created when the owner of Domaine de Cristia, Baptiste Grangeon, and the well-known importer Peter Weygandt decided to produce a wine together to show different expressions of similar terroir.
Peter Weygandt and Baptiste Grangeon quickly formed a partnership. The winery, Chapelle St. Theodoric takes its name from a small Chapel that is more than 1,000 years old, located in the village of Chateauneuf du Pape.
Chapelle St. Theororic Vineyards, Wines, Winemaking
Chapelle St. Theodoric produces 3 red Chateauneuf du Pape wines from three uniquely different terroirs. All the vineyards are farmed using 100% biodynamic farming techniques.
Chapelle St. Theodoric les Sablons is their entry level wine. The wine is produced from 100% Grenache that is a combination of vines planted in the Les Sablons lieu-dit, the young vines from the wineries two main vineyards, and the press wine from the two other wines that the domaine produces. The wine is then is aged in used, French oak barrels.
Chapelle St. Theodoric Les Grans Pin is made from 100% Grenache planted in the sandy terroir of the Pignan Lieu-dit, located not far from Chateau Rayas. The grapes are not destemmed. The wine is aged in demi-muids.
Chapelle St. Theodoric La Guigasse is produced from 100% old vine Grenache that comes from the sandy soils of the La Guigasse lieu-dit. The vines are old, they range from 50 to 100 years of age. The grapes are not destemmed. The wine is aged in 600 liter demi-muids.
When to Drink Chapelle St. Theodoric, Anticipated Maturity, Decanting Time
Chapelle St. Theodoric can be enjoyed on the young side. Young vintages can be decanted for about 1 hour, give or take. This allows the wine to soften and open its perfume. Older vintages might need very little decanting, just enough to remove the sediment.
Chapelle St. Theodoric is usually better with 2-4 years of bottle age. Of course that can vary slightly, depending on the vintage. In the best vintages the wine should be consumed within 3-12 years after the vintage.
Serving Chapelle St. Theodoric with Wine, Food, Pairing Tips
Chapelle St. Theodoric is best served at 15.5 degrees Celsius, 60 degrees Fahrenheit. The cool, almost cellar temperature gives the wine more freshness and lift.
Chapelle St. Theodoric Domaine des Chanssaud 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. Chapelle St. Theodoric is also good with Asian dishes, hearty fish courses like tuna, mushrooms pasta, eggplant and tomatoes.
The majority of the production for Chapelle St. Theodoric is exported out of France.
Chapelle St. Theodoric Wine Tasting Notes
2 Vintages 5086 Views Sort by Vintage-Rating
|2012||Chapelle St. Theodoric La Guigasse (Châteauneuf-du-Pape)|
Luscious textures, bold, ripe, sweet dark cherry, kirsch, thyme and spice notes are all over the place. Rich, and supple, with freshness and character, this is quite nice for the vintage, and should be dynamite in a top year.
2511 Views Tasted Feb 14, 2017
|2009||Chapelle St. Theodoric le Grand Pin (Châteauneuf-du-Pape)|
Pure silk, pure Grenache and pure pleasure all wrapped up in a delicious, ripe, sweet, blast of fresh kirsch, black raspberries and garrigue. As good as this is now, in a couple of years, this is only going to get better.
2575 Views Tasted Oct 1, 2015