Clos de l’Oratoire des Papes Ogier Chateauneuf du Pape, Complete Guide

Clos de l Oratoire des Papes

Learn everything about Clos de l’Oratoire des Papes Chateauneuf du Pape with wine tasting notes, wine and food pairing tips, a history of the property, information on the vineyards, and winemaking. If you want to read about other important wineries and winemakers from the Rhone valley: Links to all Rhone Valley Wine Producer Profiles

Clos de l’Oratoire des Papes dates back to the late 1800s, 1880 to be exact. That is the year Edouard Amouroux bought the vineyard and established what is now known as Clos de l’Oratoire des Papes. The estate took its name from the small chapel located in their Southern Rhone Valley vineyards. The design for the label on their bottles was created in 1926 and is still in use today. In 1999, the owner of Ogier Caves des Papes purchased Clos de l’Oratoire des Papes from the Amouroux family.

Clos de l’Oratorie Vineyards, Wines, Winemaking

Clos de l’Oratoire des Papes owns 22 hectares of vines in the Chateauneuf du Pape appellation. 20.5 hectares are used to produce red Chateauneuf du Pape wine grapes. 1.5 hectares are reserved for the white wine grape varieties.

Clos de l’Oratoire des Papes produces 2 red, Chateauneuf du Pape wines and 1 Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc.

Clos de l’Oratoire des Papes Chateauneuf du Pape is produced from 80% Grenache, 10% Syrah, 5% Mourvedre and 5% Cinsault. The vines for this wine are close to 50 years of age. The wine is aged in a combination of foudres and French oak barrels, some of which are new, but most are used. The wine is aged for 10-12 months before bottling. On average, the annual production is 7,000 cases per year.

Clos de l’Oratoire des Papes Choregies is made from a blend of 60% Grenache, 35% Syrah and 5% Mourvedre. The grapes are always destemmed. The wine is aged for 14 months in a combination of demi-muids along with new and used, French oak barrels. On average, 400 cases are produced each vintage.

Clos de l’Oratoire des Papes Blanc is made from a blend of 25% Grenache Blanc, 25% Roussanne, 25% Bourboulenc and 25% Clairette. After aging for between 4 to 6 months in a combination of tanks and used, French oak barrels, the annual production is 750 cases per vintage.

When to Drink Clos de l’Oratoire des Papes, Anticipated Maturity, Decanting Time

Clos de l’Oratoire des Papes 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.

Clos de l’Oratoire des Papes 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 3-10 years after the vintage.

Serving Clos de l’Oratoire with Wine, Food Pairing Tips

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.

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, barbecue, and cassoulet. Clos de l’Oratoire is also good with Asian dishes, hearty fish courses like tuna, mushrooms pasta, eggplant, tomatoes, and cheese.

The white wine of 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

12 Vintages 31,549 Views Sort by Vintage-Rating

2021
92
Medium-bodied, soft, elegant fresh, spicy, and sweet in character, this ready-to-go, refined, fruity wine is already delicious in your glass with its layers of juicy, ripe, kirsch, and plums. The wine is a blend of 80% Grenache with Syrah, and Cinsault. Drink from 2024 - 2030

Medium-bodied, soft, elegant fresh, spicy, and sweet in character, this ready-to-go, refined, fruity wine is already delicious in your glass with its layers of juicy, ripe, kirsch, and plums. The wine is a blend of 80% Grenache with Syrah, and Cinsault. Drink from 2024 - 2030

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2020
91
Soft, supple, fresh and polished with a lean to the elegant, kirsch, plum and chocolate side, there is a strong herb and olive note with a touch of and black pepper that kicks in on the end. Drink from 2022 - 2032.

Soft, supple, fresh and polished with a lean to the elegant, kirsch, plum and chocolate side, there is a strong herb and olive note with a touch of and black pepper that kicks in on the end. Drink from 2022 - 2032.

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2020
90
Flowers and kirsch notes define the wine. Medium bodied, elegant, spicy, and fresh with a jolt of wild cherries and kirsch on the palate and in the finish. The wine blends close to 80% Grenache with Syrah, Mourvedre and Cinsault,. Drink from 2022-2030.

Flowers and kirsch notes define the wine. Medium bodied, elegant, spicy, and fresh with a jolt of wild cherries and kirsch on the palate and in the finish. The wine blends close to 80% Grenache with Syrah, Mourvedre and Cinsault,. Drink from 2022-2030.

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2019
92
Following the initial note of ripe, white peach, the wine quickly moves to its core of honeysuckle and fresh, sweet citrus. On the palate the wine is juicy and fresh with the perfect snap to the yellow fruit in the finish. Drink from 2022 - 2028

Following the initial note of ripe, white peach, the wine quickly moves to its core of honeysuckle and fresh, sweet citrus. On the palate the wine is juicy and fresh with the perfect snap to the yellow fruit in the finish. Drink from 2022 - 2028

1,794 Views   Tasted
2019
92
Elegant, fresh, spicy, and refined, the wine is medium-bodied, forward and packed with layers of sweet, ripe, silky kirsch, wild strawberries, herbs and olives. This is already a pleasure in your glass. Drink from 2022 - 2035

Elegant, fresh, spicy, and refined, the wine is medium-bodied, forward and packed with layers of sweet, ripe, silky kirsch, wild strawberries, herbs and olives. This is already a pleasure in your glass. Drink from 2022 - 2035

1,666 Views   Tasted
2019
91
Garrigue, green olives and peppery kirsch shows up easily on the nose. The medium-bodied, soft, sweet, fresh, kirsch palate is already disarmingly easy to taste. I like how the kirsch notes stick with you, finishing with hints of dust in the finish. The wine is a blend of 80% Grenache with Syrah, and Cinsault. Drink from 2022 - 2032

Garrigue, green olives and peppery kirsch shows up easily on the nose. The medium-bodied, soft, sweet, fresh, kirsch palate is already disarmingly easy to taste. I like how the kirsch notes stick with you, finishing with hints of dust in the finish. The wine is a blend of 80% Grenache with Syrah, and Cinsault. Drink from 2022 - 2032

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2016
91
Medium bodied, spicy, fresh and loaded with kirsch and pepper, the wine is ready to go, if you like it on the fresh spicy, bright side of life. The wine was made blending 80% Grenache, 8% Syrah, 7% Mourvedre and 5% Cinsault,.

Medium bodied, spicy, fresh and loaded with kirsch and pepper, the wine is ready to go, if you like it on the fresh spicy, bright side of life. The wine was made blending 80% Grenache, 8% Syrah, 7% Mourvedre and 5% Cinsault,.

4,551 Views   Tasted
2015
91
Produced from 95% Grenache, blended with 5% Cinsault, the wine shows off its black raspberry and spice qualities with ease. Elegant, sweet, soft and fresh, there is a purity to the red fruits and peppery essence you find readily in the end notes.

Produced from 95% Grenache, blended with 5% Cinsault, the wine shows off its black raspberry and spice qualities with ease. Elegant, sweet, soft and fresh, there is a purity to the red fruits and peppery essence you find readily in the end notes.

3,860 Views   Tasted
2015
89
Medium bodied, forward, spicy and smoky, with a stony note before the red berries kick in, the wine is fresh, light, clean and fresh with a sweetness to the soft textured, cherries and kirsch. The wine was made blending 80% Grenache, 8% Syrah, 7% Mourvedre and 5% Cinsault,.

Medium bodied, forward, spicy and smoky, with a stony note before the red berries kick in, the wine is fresh, light, clean and fresh with a sweetness to the soft textured, cherries and kirsch. The wine was made blending 80% Grenache, 8% Syrah, 7% Mourvedre and 5% Cinsault,.

3,050 Views   Tasted
2014
90
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.

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.

2,372 Views   Tasted
2013
87
Medium bodied, soft, forward, and serving up an easy drinking, red cherry charm.

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

3,663 Views   Tasted
2012
90
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% ABV.

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% ABV.

4,871 Views   Tasted