Chateau de Vaudieu Chateauneuf du Pape Rhone Wine, Complete Guide

Chateau Vaudieu

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Chateau de Vaudieu History, Overview

Chateau de Vaudieu is one of the older estates in Chateauneuf du Pape. The beautiful, classic chateau was built in 1767. Chateau de Vaudieu is not only one of the oldest estates in the Southern Rhone Valley, they were also one of the first to export their wine to other markets. Chateau de Vaudieu was one of the larger vineyards in the region by the mid to late 1800’s.

The beginning of the modern era for Chateau de Vaudieu begins in 1955 when the historic property was purchased by the Meffre family. At that point in time, the vineyards of Chateau de Vaudieu had been reduced to 24 hectares.

Gabriel Meffre was able to expand the property to its current 70 hectare size. The success of Chateau de Vaudieu was not the only activity for Gabriel Meffre. He also developed a large negociant company in Gigondas and eventually acquired 900 hectares of vines in total!

Through marriage, Chateau de Vaudieu has remained in the family. Today, the estate is managed by the Brechet family. The daughter of Gabriel Meffre, Sylvette married Michel Brechet. One of the first moves made by the Brechet family was to bring in Philippe Cambie as the consultant.

Chateau de Vaudieu Vineyards, Wines, Winemaking

Chateau de Vaudieu owns 70 hectares of vines in Chateauneuf du Pape. 60 hectares are used for red wine grapes. 10 hectares are reserved for white wine grape varietals. The terroir is mostly and, small rock, limestone and marl soils.

All 13 allowable grape varieties are planted at Chateau de Vaudieu. They have old Grenache vines that are more than 65 years of age. In 2013, the cellars were completely renovated. New tulip shaped, cement vats similar to those installed at Chateau Cheval Blanc in St. Emilion were installed.

The best vintages of Chateau de Vaudieu are: 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2012, 2010, 2009 and 2007.

Chateau de Vaudieu produces 4 red Chateauneuf du Pape wines and 2 Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc wines.

Chateau de Vaudieu Chateauneuf du Pape is produced with a blend that is usually 80% old vine Grenache, 15% Syrah and 5% Mourvedre. The wine comes from vines that are on average 50 years of age.

The terroir is a mix of clay, sand and stones. The grapes are destemmed. The wine is aged in a combination of new, French oak barrels and demi muids for 18 months. On average, slightly more than 4,000 cases are produced each year.

Chateau de Vaudieu Val de Dieu is produced from a blend of 60% old vine Grenache, 25% Syrah and 15% Mourvedre, although the blend can vary from vintage to vintage. The terroir is a mix of rocks, stones and and sand.

The wine comes from vines that are on average at least 60 years of age. The grapes are destemmed. The wine is aged in 80% demi-muids and the remainder is aged in 100% new, French oak barrels for 18 months. Close to 500 cases are produced each vintage.

Chateau de Vaudieu Admiral G – The name of the wine is a hommage to the previous owner of the property that built the famous chateau, Admiral Gerin. The wine is made from 100% old vine Grenache. The terroir is rocks, and stones. Aging takes place completely in demi-muids.

Chateau de Vaudieu L’Avenue – Produced from 100% Grenache, from a terroir of rocks, clay and sand soil. The wine is aged in demi-muids for 18 months before bottling. The vines are planted in the Vaudieu lieu-dit.

Chateau de Vaudieu White Rhone Wine

Chateau de Vaudieu Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc – 80% Grenache Blanc, 15% Roussanne, 5% Picardan create the blend. The production is close to 1,500 cases per vintage.

Chateau de Vaudieu Closerie de Vaudieu – 60% Grenache Blanc, 20% Roussanne, 15% Clairette and 5% Bourboulenc produces the blend. Close to 200 cases are produced each year.

Chateau de Vaudieu Le Clos du Belvedere – This is one of the few Southern Rhone Valley wines made from 100% old vine, Grenache Blanc. The wine is aged for 6 to 9 months before bottling. Close to 160 cases are produced each year.

Chateau de Vaudieu Les Vieilles Roussanne is made from 100% Roussanne from vines that average 40 years of age.

When to Drink Chateau de Vaudieu, Anticipated Maturity, Decanting Time

Chateau de Vaudieu can be enjoyed on the young side. But the wine is better wine age. Young vintages can be decanted for 1-2 hours. 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 Vaudieu is usually better with 3-6 years of bottle age. Of course that can vary slightly, depending on the vintage. In the best vintages the wine should be consumed within 4-20 years after the vintage.

Serving Chateau de Vaudieu with Wine, Food Pairing Tips

Chateau de Vaudieu 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 Vaudieu 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 Vaudieu is also good with Asian dishes, hearty fish courses like tuna, mushrooms pasta, eggplant, tomatoes and cheese.

The white wine of Chateau de Vaudieu is best served with a myriad of different seafood dishes, shellfish, crab, lobster, sushi, sashimi, chicken, pork and veal, as well as Asian cuisine.

Chateau de Vaudieu also produces red and white wine from vines they own in the Gigondas, Lirac and Cotes du Rhone appellations.

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Château de Vaudieu Wine Tasting Notes

40 Vintages 94,373 Views Sort by Vintage-Rating

2021
94
Strawberries, flowers, bouquet garni and kirsch open the aromatic profile. On the palate, the wine is soft, polished, fresh and fruity with a slight, citrus accent to the sweetness in the strawberries, and red cherries that center the elegantly-textured wine from start to finish. The wine is made from 100% old vine, Grenache planted in sandy soils not too far from Chateau Rayas. Drink from 2024-2033.

Strawberries, flowers, bouquet garni and kirsch open the aromatic profile. On the palate, the wine is soft, polished, fresh and fruity with a slight, citrus accent to the sweetness in the strawberries, and red cherries that center the elegantly-textured wine from start to finish. The wine is made from 100% old vine, Grenache planted in sandy soils not too far from Chateau Rayas. Drink from 2024-2033.

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2021
94
Quite floral in nature, the wine is spicy, and fresh, with layers of ripe, dark cherries, kirsch, and black raspberries with an herbal, and olive note on the backend of the finish. The wine was made blending about 65% Grenache, and 25% Syrah with 5% Mourvedre. Drink from 2024-2034.

Quite floral in nature, the wine is spicy, and fresh, with layers of ripe, dark cherries, kirsch, and black raspberries with an herbal, and olive note on the backend of the finish. The wine was made blending about 65% Grenache, and 25% Syrah with 5% Mourvedre. Drink from 2024-2034.

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2021
93
On the nose, it is the array of flowers in its bouquet that catches your attention. From there you find a medium-bodied, silky, fresh, elegant, cherry filled wine with kirsch, strawberry, and peppery spice that livens up the finish in the backend. The wine is produced from 100% old vine Grenache vines located not far from Chateau Rayas. Drink from 2024 - 2033

On the nose, it is the array of flowers in its bouquet that catches your attention. From there you find a medium-bodied, silky, fresh, elegant, cherry filled wine with kirsch, strawberry, and peppery spice that livens up the finish in the backend. The wine is produced from 100% old vine Grenache vines located not far from Chateau Rayas. Drink from 2024 - 2033

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2021
92
Sweet, juicy kirsch, black raspberries and flowers are your initial introduction to the wine. On the palate, the wine is soft, fruity, round and creamy, with sweetness, lift and a chalky touch in the finish. Drink from 2024-2030.

Sweet, juicy kirsch, black raspberries and flowers are your initial introduction to the wine. On the palate, the wine is soft, fruity, round and creamy, with sweetness, lift and a chalky touch in the finish. Drink from 2024-2030.

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2020
94
Peur Bleue ruby in color, the spicy, medium-bodied, floral. energetic, refined, vibrant and silky wine will be just great to enjoy early in its youth. The finish hangs with you due to its ripe, dark cherries and plums with their olive accented nuances. The wine is made from 100% old vine, Grenache planted in sandy soils not too far from Chateau Rayas. Drink from 2023-2034.

Peur Bleue ruby in color, the spicy, medium-bodied, floral. energetic, refined, vibrant and silky wine will be just great to enjoy early in its youth. The finish hangs with you due to its ripe, dark cherries and plums with their olive accented nuances. The wine is made from 100% old vine, Grenache planted in sandy soils not too far from Chateau Rayas. Drink from 2023-2034.

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2020
94
Supple, fresh, silky and refined, there is a sweet character to the lush, polished, dark plums and kirsch on the nose and palate. Forward and already quite a treat to tate, this will be perfect on release. Made from 100% old vine Grenache in vines located not far from Rayas. Drink from 2023-2034.

Supple, fresh, silky and refined, there is a sweet character to the lush, polished, dark plums and kirsch on the nose and palate. Forward and already quite a treat to tate, this will be perfect on release. Made from 100% old vine Grenache in vines located not far from Rayas. Drink from 2023-2034.

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2020
93
Medium-bodied, soft, silky, floral and fresh, with a sweet, and vibrant character to all of the supple-textured, plums, kirsch and earthy cherries on the palate and in the finish. The wine always blends a large portion of old vine Grenache with a healthy dose of Syrah and Mourvedre, which added a lot to the wine this year. Drink from 2023-2034.

Medium-bodied, soft, silky, floral and fresh, with a sweet, and vibrant character to all of the supple-textured, plums, kirsch and earthy cherries on the palate and in the finish. The wine always blends a large portion of old vine Grenache with a healthy dose of Syrah and Mourvedre, which added a lot to the wine this year. Drink from 2023-2034.

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2019
99
Make no mistake, this is off the hook! Deep in color, the wine pops with its array of kirsch, black pepper, black cherry, spice, herbs, plum and thyme on the nose. From there the wine coats your palate with layers of opulently textured, silky red fruits with a gorgeous sense of purity and refinement. The wine is made from 100% old vine, Grenache planted in sandy soils not too far from Chateau Rayas. Drink from 2025 - 2040

Make no mistake, this is off the hook! Deep in color, the wine pops with its array of kirsch, black pepper, black cherry, spice, herbs, plum and thyme on the nose. From there the wine coats your palate with layers of opulently textured, silky red fruits with a gorgeous sense of purity and refinement. The wine is made from 100% old vine, Grenache planted in sandy soils not too far from Chateau Rayas. Drink from 2025 - 2040

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2019
97
Produced from 100% old vine Roussanne, the wine is packed with white peaches, honeysuckle, flowers and sweet lemon rind on the nose and palate. Rich, full, deep, oily and long, the finish keeps on going with its layers of sweet, ripe, fresh, vibrant white and yellow fruits that express a beautiful sense of purity along with a nice mineral touch in the finish. Drink from 2022 - 2034

Produced from 100% old vine Roussanne, the wine is packed with white peaches, honeysuckle, flowers and sweet lemon rind on the nose and palate. Rich, full, deep, oily and long, the finish keeps on going with its layers of sweet, ripe, fresh, vibrant white and yellow fruits that express a beautiful sense of purity along with a nice mineral touch in the finish. Drink from 2022 - 2034

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2019
97
Acacia flowers, roses, lavender, cherries, herbs and plums hit all the right spots on your nose and palate. With ample richness, vibrancy and a racy, elegant, pure, kirsch packed finish that lingers and expands, this is so good now and yet, it will be even better with a few years of age. Made from 100% old vine Grenache in vines located not far from Rayas. Drink from 2024 - 2037

Acacia flowers, roses, lavender, cherries, herbs and plums hit all the right spots on your nose and palate. With ample richness, vibrancy and a racy, elegant, pure, kirsch packed finish that lingers and expands, this is so good now and yet, it will be even better with a few years of age. Made from 100% old vine Grenache in vines located not far from Rayas. Drink from 2024 - 2037

2,732 Views   Tasted
2019
96
Produced from 100% Grenache Blanc, the wine is fresh, lively, vibrant and explosive with its bouquet of flowers, yellow fruits, white peach and touches of herbs, rocks and stones that leave you with a juicy citrus and white peach packed core of fruits. Drink from 2022 - 2032

Produced from 100% Grenache Blanc, the wine is fresh, lively, vibrant and explosive with its bouquet of flowers, yellow fruits, white peach and touches of herbs, rocks and stones that leave you with a juicy citrus and white peach packed core of fruits. Drink from 2022 - 2032

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2019
95
A fabulous showing here with all of its ripe, fresh, meaty red fruits, spice, smoke and floral elements on the nose and palate. Fresh, ripe, supple, long and complex, the concentrated wine finishes with loads of juicy, sweet kirsch along with touches of spice and herbs in the endnote. The wine was made blending roughly 60% Grenache and 25% Syrah with 15% Mourvedre. Drink from 2023 - 2035

A fabulous showing here with all of its ripe, fresh, meaty red fruits, spice, smoke and floral elements on the nose and palate. Fresh, ripe, supple, long and complex, the concentrated wine finishes with loads of juicy, sweet kirsch along with touches of spice and herbs in the endnote. The wine was made blending roughly 60% Grenache and 25% Syrah with 15% Mourvedre. Drink from 2023 - 2035

1,982 Views   Tasted
2018
95
Powerful, full-bodied, intense and rich, the wine pops with flowers, smoke, vanilla, spice and dark cherries. You find a lot of lift, along with a wall of sweet, deep, dark red jammy fruits, energy and round, lush textures. Give it time in the cellar before pulling a cork. There is a lot going on here and it needs time to come together. The wine is made from 100% old vine, Grenache planted in sandy soils not too far from Chateau Rayas.

Powerful, full-bodied, intense and rich, the wine pops with flowers, smoke, vanilla, spice and dark cherries. You find a lot of lift, along with a wall of sweet, deep, dark red jammy fruits, energy and round, lush textures. Give it time in the cellar before pulling a cork. There is a lot going on here and it needs time to come together. The wine is made from 100% old vine, Grenache planted in sandy soils not too far from Chateau Rayas.

1,419 Views   Tasted
2018
94
Showing good color, the floral, smoke filled wine provides the perfect amount of ripe, fresh, spicy red fruits on the nose and palate. Round, plush and silky, this should drink well with just a year or two of age. The wine was made blending 60% Grenache and 25% Syrah with 15% Mourvedre.

Showing good color, the floral, smoke filled wine provides the perfect amount of ripe, fresh, spicy red fruits on the nose and palate. Round, plush and silky, this should drink well with just a year or two of age. The wine was made blending 60% Grenache and 25% Syrah with 15% Mourvedre.

1,484 Views   Tasted
2018
92
Filled with herbs, earth, thyme and sweet cherries on the nose, the wine is round, soft, silky and fresh, The fruits are sweet, juicy and lifted. There is a wealth of spicy, sweet red fruits in the earthy finish.

Filled with herbs, earth, thyme and sweet cherries on the nose, the wine is round, soft, silky and fresh, The fruits are sweet, juicy and lifted. There is a wealth of spicy, sweet red fruits in the earthy finish.

1,213 Views   Tasted
2017
97
The wine is long, ripe, juicy and fruity. The fruit has left and persistency with energy, depth of flavor and layers of spice, garrigue, kirsch, plum and black raspberry. The wine is made from 100% old vine, Grenache planted in sandy soils not too far from Chateau Rayas.

The wine is long, ripe, juicy and fruity. The fruit has left and persistency with energy, depth of flavor and layers of spice, garrigue, kirsch, plum and black raspberry. The wine is made from 100% old vine, Grenache planted in sandy soils not too far from Chateau Rayas.

3,215 Views   Tasted
2017
97
Ripe, intense, full, rich and fruity, the wine is loaded with Herbs de Provence, fresh red pit fruits, spice and licorice. The wine has depth of fruit and flavor with freshness and purity. Made from 100% old vine Grenache in vines located not far from Rayas.

Ripe, intense, full, rich and fruity, the wine is loaded with Herbs de Provence, fresh red pit fruits, spice and licorice. The wine has depth of fruit and flavor with freshness and purity. Made from 100% old vine Grenache in vines located not far from Rayas.

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2017
96
Dark in color, the wine is smoky, floral, earthy and intense with layers of ripe, spicy red fruits. The texture is soft, refined and you find freshness along with purity in the sweet red berries with their herbal, olive accent. Give it a few years for the tannins to soften and allow things to come together and this should be an even better wine. The wine was made blending 64% Grenache and 28% Syrah with 8% Mourvedre.

Dark in color, the wine is smoky, floral, earthy and intense with layers of ripe, spicy red fruits. The texture is soft, refined and you find freshness along with purity in the sweet red berries with their herbal, olive accent. Give it a few years for the tannins to soften and allow things to come together and this should be an even better wine. The wine was made blending 64% Grenache and 28% Syrah with 8% Mourvedre.

3,100 Views   Tasted
2017
92
Fresh juicy, sweet cherries, black raspberry and spice fill the nose. On the palate, the wine is soft, polished, elegant, sweet and pure. Medium bodied and forward, this is already just great to taste, leaving with you a blast of peppery, red fruits. The wine blends 80% Grenache with 20% Syrah.

Fresh juicy, sweet cherries, black raspberry and spice fill the nose. On the palate, the wine is soft, polished, elegant, sweet and pure. Medium bodied and forward, this is already just great to taste, leaving with you a blast of peppery, red fruits. The wine blends 80% Grenache with 20% Syrah.

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2016
98
Garrigue and smoky red fruits kick things off in the nose. On the palate, the concentrated, wine is loaded with silky, elegant, fresh, sweet, ripe, pure kirsch notes that hold on to their spicy accent. Made from 100% old vine Grenache, there is layers of sweet, fruits, depth, purity and freshness going on here that makes you want to take another sip.

Garrigue and smoky red fruits kick things off in the nose. On the palate, the concentrated, wine is loaded with silky, elegant, fresh, sweet, ripe, pure kirsch notes that hold on to their spicy accent. Made from 100% old vine Grenache, there is layers of sweet, fruits, depth, purity and freshness going on here that makes you want to take another sip.

3,243 Views   Tasted
2016
97
Elegance, purity and finesse in character, the sweet red fruits are accompanied by Herbs de Provence, pepper, flowers and kirsch. The wine offers concentration, focus and freshness, finishing with sweet plums and black raspberry notes. There is weight, persistency and purity here. The wine is made from 100% old vine, Grenache planted in sandy soils not too far from Chateau Rayas.

Elegance, purity and finesse in character, the sweet red fruits are accompanied by Herbs de Provence, pepper, flowers and kirsch. The wine offers concentration, focus and freshness, finishing with sweet plums and black raspberry notes. There is weight, persistency and purity here. The wine is made from 100% old vine, Grenache planted in sandy soils not too far from Chateau Rayas.

4,843 Views   Tasted
2016
97
Rich, dense and intense, the ripe, spicy red berries, olives and garrigue get your attention quickly. Long, fresh, clean, refined and concentrated, the wine gets going quickly and stays with you. Purity, elegance, length and complexity are what you'll find here. Give it a few years for the tannins to soften and allow things to come together and this should be an even better wine. The wine was made blending 64% Grenache and 28% Syrah with 8% Mourvedre.

Rich, dense and intense, the ripe, spicy red berries, olives and garrigue get your attention quickly. Long, fresh, clean, refined and concentrated, the wine gets going quickly and stays with you. Purity, elegance, length and complexity are what you'll find here. Give it a few years for the tannins to soften and allow things to come together and this should be an even better wine. The wine was made blending 64% Grenache and 28% Syrah with 8% Mourvedre.

3,907 Views   Tasted
2016
93
Spicy, fresh, black raspberries, herbs and bay leaf jump right up. On the palate, the wine is sweet, fresh and invigorating with loads of spicy, juicy, dark kirsch notes in the finish.

Spicy, fresh, black raspberries, herbs and bay leaf jump right up. On the palate, the wine is sweet, fresh and invigorating with loads of spicy, juicy, dark kirsch notes in the finish.

2,721 Views   Tasted
2015
95
Smoked meat, garrigue and cherry liqueur get this off the ground and on to a good start. On the palate, this is sexy, with sweet, lush, cherries that don't want to quit. Made from 100% old vine Grenache, there is sweet, fruit, depth, purity and freshness going on here.

Smoked meat, garrigue and cherry liqueur get this off the ground and on to a good start. On the palate, this is sexy, with sweet, lush, cherries that don't want to quit. Made from 100% old vine Grenache, there is sweet, fruit, depth, purity and freshness going on here.

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2015
95
Intense and rich, yet, elegantly refined and pure, the spicy, sweet cherry and floral nose is just great. The tannins are pure silk and the kirsch really sticks with you from start to finish. The wine was made blending 60% Grenache and 30% Syrah with 10% Mourvedre.

Intense and rich, yet, elegantly refined and pure, the spicy, sweet cherry and floral nose is just great. The tannins are pure silk and the kirsch really sticks with you from start to finish. The wine was made blending 60% Grenache and 30% Syrah with 10% Mourvedre.

2,567 Views   Tasted
2015
94
From 100% old vine Grenache, from vines not too far from Rayas, this earthy, mineral driven beauty shows black raspberry, garrigue, thyme and pepper in the nose, and on the richly textured, full bodied, soft palate. With weight and depth, this is really fine and will age nicely.

From 100% old vine Grenache, from vines not too far from Rayas, this earthy, mineral driven beauty shows black raspberry, garrigue, thyme and pepper in the nose, and on the richly textured, full bodied, soft palate. With weight and depth, this is really fine and will age nicely.

2,398 Views   Tasted
2014
93
Elegant, silky, fresh, sweet, and with some tannic that will take a few years before the wine is at peak. Made from 100% old vine Grenache, there is depth, freshness and the ability to age, which is saying a lot for this wine, considering it is from a difficult vintage.

Elegant, silky, fresh, sweet, and with some tannic that will take a few years before the wine is at peak. Made from 100% old vine Grenache, there is depth, freshness and the ability to age, which is saying a lot for this wine, considering it is from a difficult vintage.

1,910 Views   Tasted
2014
92
Fresh thyme, jammy black raspberry, rocks and stone scents power the wine. On the palate, the wine is fresh, medium bodied, elegant and refined, with a sweet kirsch, finesse driven finish.

Fresh thyme, jammy black raspberry, rocks and stone scents power the wine. On the palate, the wine is fresh, medium bodied, elegant and refined, with a sweet kirsch, finesse driven finish.

1,868 Views   Tasted
2014
90
Domaine de Vaudieu is really making some great, delicious, affordable Chateauneuf these days. Incense, kirsch, garrigue and soft, polished, luscious, fresh, sweet cherries are all over the place on both the nose and the palate.

Domaine de Vaudieu is really making some great, delicious, affordable Chateauneuf these days. Incense, kirsch, garrigue and soft, polished, luscious, fresh, sweet cherries are all over the place on both the nose and the palate.

3,685 Views   Tasted
2013
92
Thyme, black raspberry and herbs, with fresh cracked pepper and new, toasty oak notes in the perfume adds to the rich, silky and lush textures. This is quite strong for the vintage. The wine was made using a blend of 60% Grenache and 40% Syrah.

Thyme, black raspberry and herbs, with fresh cracked pepper and new, toasty oak notes in the perfume adds to the rich, silky and lush textures. This is quite strong for the vintage. The wine was made using a blend of 60% Grenache and 40% Syrah.

2,833 Views   Tasted
2013
91
Ripe black cherry and herbs, with silky, soft textures and an olive component that mixes perfectly with the black raspberry finish. The wine was made from a blend of 60% Grenache, 30% Syrah and 10% Mourvedre.

Ripe black cherry and herbs, with silky, soft textures and an olive component that mixes perfectly with the black raspberry finish. The wine was made from a blend of 60% Grenache, 30% Syrah and 10% Mourvedre.

2,798 Views   Tasted
2012
93
Earthy in character, the wine is all about the sweet, soft and spicy, fresh core of fruit and licorice. With lusty textures and layers of sweet fruits, the wine is long, clean and fresh. This 100% old vine Grenache based wine will be better with a few years of age.

Earthy in character, the wine is all about the sweet, soft and spicy, fresh core of fruit and licorice. With lusty textures and layers of sweet fruits, the wine is long, clean and fresh. This 100% old vine Grenache based wine will be better with a few years of age.

3,315 Views   Tasted
2012
91
Medium bodied and elegantly styled, there is a good sweetness and fresh character to the polished, peppery, ripe red fruits on the palate. Made from a blend of 75% Grenache and 15% Syrah, the wine reached 15% ABV.

Medium bodied and elegantly styled, there is a good sweetness and fresh character to the polished, peppery, ripe red fruits on the palate. Made from a blend of 75% Grenache and 15% Syrah, the wine reached 15% ABV.

2,855 Views   Tasted
2012
91
Elegant, polished, sweet and fresh, the wine serves up a richly textured, spicy, peppery, kirsch finish. Blending 75% Grenache, 15% Mourvedre and 10% Syrah produced a wine that reached 15% ABV.

Elegant, polished, sweet and fresh, the wine serves up a richly textured, spicy, peppery, kirsch finish. Blending 75% Grenache, 15% Mourvedre and 10% Syrah produced a wine that reached 15% ABV.

3,327 Views   Tasted
2011
91
Medium bodied, soft, forward and spicy, ample red berries and garrigue carry though from start to finish in this tasty wine.

Medium bodied, soft, forward and spicy, ample red berries and garrigue carry though from start to finish in this tasty wine.

1,864 Views   Tasted
2011
91
Elegant, fresh and inviting, with its clean sweet kirsch flavors and aromatics, the wine is sweet and polished in character. Produced from a blend of 66% Grenache, 27% Mourvedre and 7% Syrah. The wine reached 15% ABV.

Elegant, fresh and inviting, with its clean sweet kirsch flavors and aromatics, the wine is sweet and polished in character. Produced from a blend of 66% Grenache, 27% Mourvedre and 7% Syrah. The wine reached 15% ABV.

2,802 Views   Tasted
2010
96
From 100% old vine Grenache, this wine is powerful, ripe, OK very ripe, ABVic and packed to the gills with incredibly sweet, ripe, deep red fruits. Aromatic and palate filling, this wine fills your palate and coats your mouth with flavors that really linger. This is still quite young. A few more years will add a lot more complexity to the wine.

From 100% old vine Grenache, this wine is powerful, ripe, OK very ripe, ABVic and packed to the gills with incredibly sweet, ripe, deep red fruits. Aromatic and palate filling, this wine fills your palate and coats your mouth with flavors that really linger. This is still quite young. A few more years will add a lot more complexity to the wine.

3,828 Views   Tasted
2010
92
Fully ready to go, this is all about the sweet, fresh, clean, pure kirsch, black raspberry, spice and floral notes. Elegant, soft and silky, there is a great quality to the medium bodied, refined. red fruits that gets you ready for another sip, again and again.

Fully ready to go, this is all about the sweet, fresh, clean, pure kirsch, black raspberry, spice and floral notes. Elegant, soft and silky, there is a great quality to the medium bodied, refined. red fruits that gets you ready for another sip, again and again.

3,257 Views   Tasted
Ripe, supple and already delicious, the wine is sweet, fat and filled with fresh, jammy berries and licorice. The wine was produced using 100% organic farming techniques and was consulted by Philippe Cambie.

Ripe, supple and already delicious, the wine is sweet, fat and filled with fresh, jammy berries and licorice. The wine was produced using 100% organic farming techniques and was consulted by Philippe Cambie.

4,010 Views   Tasted
2009
90
Fully mature, medium bodied, soft textured and focused on its spicy, elegant, kirsch and black raspberry notes.

Fully mature, medium bodied, soft textured and focused on its spicy, elegant, kirsch and black raspberry notes.

2,487 Views   Tasted
2007
95
Rich, supple, sexy expression of kirsch, spice, thyme and peppery, fat black cherries. The wine was made from a blend of 44% Grenache, 45% Syrah and 11% Mourvedre.

Rich, supple, sexy expression of kirsch, spice, thyme and peppery, fat black cherries. The wine was made from a blend of 44% Grenache, 45% Syrah and 11% Mourvedre.

2,879 Views   Tasted