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Chateau de Ruth History, Overview
Chateau de Ruth is a relatively recent addition to the Chateauneuf du Pape appellation. The property was formed in 2010, when it was purchased by Vincent Moreau.
Prior to the sale of the estate to Vincent Moreau, the property was owned by Gabriel Meffre, who purchased the vineyard in 1970. Chateau de Ruth was not the initial purchase of vines in the Southern Rhone Valley by Vincent Moreau.
Prior to Chateau de Ruth, Vincent Moreau already owned 1.2 hectares of vines in Chateauneuf du Pape, which he had obtained in 2009. Those vines are now part of the Chateau de Ruth vineyard. For a short period of time, those 1.2 hectares were used to produce Domaine du Galuval. Philippe Cambie is the consultant.
Chateau de Ruth Vineyards, Wines, Winemaking
Chateau de Ruth makes 3 red Chateauneuf du Pape wines.
Chateau de Ruth Chateauneuf du Pape is made from 100% old vine Grenache. The wine is then aged for 12 months in used, French oak barrels before bottling.
Chateau de Ruth Grande Selection is made from 100% old vine Grenache that is on average 80 years of age. Some of the vines are even older at more than 100 years of age. The wine is then aged in 20% new, French oak barrels before bottling. The wine might not be produced in every vintage.
Chateau de Ruth Cuvee Emile is produced from 100% Grenache. After vinification in tank, the wine is then aged in a combination of 2 and 3 year old, French, oak barrels for an average of 12 months before bottling.
When to Drink Chateau de Ruth, Anticipated Maturity, Decanting Time
Chateau de Ruth can be enjoyed on the young side. Young vintages can be popped and poured, or 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.
Chateau de Ruth 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 and Decanting Chateau de Ruth with Wine, Food Pairing Tips
Chateau de Ruth is best served at 15.5 degrees Celsius, 60 degrees Fahrenheit. The cool, almost cellar temperature gives the wine more freshness and lift.
Chateau de Ruth is best served with all types of classic meat dishes, veal, pork, beef, lamb, duck, game, roast chicken, roasted, braised, stewed dishes, sausage, barbecue and cassoulet. Chateau de Ruth is also good with Asian dishes, hearty fish courses like tuna, mushrooms, cheese, pasta, eggplant and tomatoes.
Domaine de Ruth also produces red and white wine from vines they own in the Cotes du Rhone appellation and a Cotes du Rhone Villages wine, as well as a wine from the Vaucluse area that is sold as an IGP.
Château de Ruth Wine Tasting Notes
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From 100% Grenache, this is all about its finesse style. The wine serves up fresh kirsch and herbs and be best enjoyed in its youth.
1,517 Views Tasted Sep 10, 2014
Light in style, this medium bodied, early drinking wine offers an easy drinking kirsch, olive tapenade and earthy tasting experience.
1,285 Views Tasted Dec 12, 2015
Light in hue, light in fruit and flavor, drink this light wine young.
1,152 Views Tasted Aug 19, 2014
Loaded with kirsch and an open, forward personality, this is perfect for short term drinking.
1,637 Views Tasted May 29, 2013