Domaine des 3 Cellier Chateauneuf du Pape Rhone Wine, Complete Guide

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Learn everything about Domaine des 3 Cellier Chateauneuf du Pape, Rhone wine producer profile with wine tasting notes, wine, and food pairing tips, best vintages, 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

Domaine des 3 Cellier History, Overview

Domaine des 3 Cellier is like many of the best estates in the Southern Rhone, a family affair. In fact, Domaine de Cellier takes its name from the three brothers running the estate, Ludovic Celliers, Julien Celliers and Benoit Celliers.

However, while Domaine des 3 Cellier is a new estate in Chateauneuf du Pape, (Their debut vintage was in 2007) the Celliers family has been active in making wine for 8 generations!

Domaine des 3 Cellier was born when another Chateauneuf du Pape was split up, Domaine Saint Benoit in 2007. Domaine Saint Benoit was split into two parts with 50% of the property going into Domaine l’Or de Line and the remaining portion was used to create Domaine des 3 Cellier.

Domaine des 3 Cellier owns 13.4 hectares of vines in the Chateauneuf du Pape appellation. The vineyards are farmed with an aim to completely embrace sustainable farming techniques. On average, the vines are close to 45 years of age. Their vineyards are planted to 68% Grenache, 11% Mourvedre, 7% Syrah, 4% Clairette, 3% Counoise, 3% Terret Noir, and 2% Vaccarese for the red wines.

For the grapes used to produce their white wine, the vineyards are planted to 100% Roussanne.

The best vintages of Domaine des 3 Cellier are: 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2012, 2010, 2009 and 2007.

Domaine des 3 Cellier Vineyards, Wines, Winemaking

Domaine des 3 Cellier produces 4 red Chateauneuf du Pape wines and one white Chateauneuf du Pape wine.

Domaine des 3 Cellier Alchimie which is made from blend of 74% Grenache, 16% Syrah, 5% Vaccarese and 5% Counoise. The diverse terroir has rocks, stones, limestone, sand and clay soils.

The vines are placed in the le Bois de la Ville, les Brusquieres, Palestor and les Terres Blanches lieux-dits. The wine is aged for 10 months in foudres. In most vintages, the production is close to 1,200 cases per year.

Domaine des 3 Cellier Marceau is made from a blend of 35% Grenache, 30% Syrah, 17.5% Vaccarese, 15% Mourvedre and 2.5% Terret Noir. The terroir is mostly galets with clay soil in the Les Terres Blanches vineyard. The wine is aged in 45% new, French oak barrels and demi-muids for 18 months. The production is small, with only 250 cases per vintage being produced.

Domaine des 3 Cellier Eternelle is made from 100% Grenache in the sandy soils found in their parcels in the la Gardiole vineyard. The wine is aged in vats.

Domaine des 3 Cellier Privilege is made a blend of 40% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 20% Mourvedre and 20% Vaccarese. The production is small, with only 250 cases per vintage being produced.

Domaine des 3 Cellier Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc, L’Insolente is produced from 100% Roussanne. Try finding any as only 100 cases of this are made each vintage.

When to Drink Domaine des 3 Cellier, Anticipated Maturity, Decanting Time

Domaine des 3 Cellier can be enjoyed on the young side. 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.

Domaine des 3 Cellier is usually better with 2-5 years of bottle age. Of course, that can vary slightly, depending on the vintage. In the best vintages, the wine should be consumed within 8-12 years after the vintage.

Serving Domaine des 3 Cellier with Wine, Food, Pairing Tips

Domaine des 3 Cellier is best served at 15.5 degrees Celsius, 60 degrees Fahrenheit. The cool, almost cellar temperature gives the wine more freshness and lift.

Domaine des 3 Cellier Rouge is best served with all types of classic meat dishes, veal, pork, beef, lamb, duck, game, roast chicken, roasted, braised, and stewed dishes, sausage, eggplant, tomatoes, and cassoulet. Domaine des 3 Cellier is also good with Asian dishes, hearty fish courses like tuna, mushrooms, and pasta.

The white wine of Domaine des 3 Cellier 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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Domaine des 3 Cellier Wine Tasting Notes

26 Vintages 50,386 Views Sort by Vintage-Rating

2021
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The flowers, and licorice add to the ripe kirsch notes in the perfume. On the palate, the wine is juicy, fruity, and firm, with an olive edging to the cherries in the spicy, fresh finish. The wine blends 60% Grenache with Mourvedre, Syrah, and various other, assorted grape varieties. Drink from 2024-2030.

The flowers, and licorice add to the ripe kirsch notes in the perfume. On the palate, the wine is juicy, fruity, and firm, with an olive edging to the cherries in the spicy, fresh finish. The wine blends 60% Grenache with Mourvedre, Syrah, and various other, assorted grape varieties. Drink from 2024-2030.

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2020
94
Smoke, licorice, peppery black cherries, and flower notes on the nose work perfectly with the dark, peppery, ripe, deep, plums, black cherry, chocolate and olives on the palate. The wine has tension, density and a strong spicy character giving you lift, length and energy from start to finish. Produced from a Syrah dominated blend with Grenache and Mourvedre, this is quite successful for the vintage. Give it a year or two in the cellar before pulling a cork. Drink from 2024-2038.

Smoke, licorice, peppery black cherries, and flower notes on the nose work perfectly with the dark, peppery, ripe, deep, plums, black cherry, chocolate and olives on the palate. The wine has tension, density and a strong spicy character giving you lift, length and energy from start to finish. Produced from a Syrah dominated blend with Grenache and Mourvedre, this is quite successful for the vintage. Give it a year or two in the cellar before pulling a cork. Drink from 2024-2038.

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2020
92
It takes a bit of coaxing to bring out the bouquet garni, thyme, smoke and black cherry nuances on the nose. Vibrant, fresh and chewy with an herbal-tinted, core of red berries, pepper and garrigue, the wine is made using 60% Grenache with Mourvedre, Syrah and various other, assorted grape varieties. Drink from 2023-2033.

It takes a bit of coaxing to bring out the bouquet garni, thyme, smoke and black cherry nuances on the nose. Vibrant, fresh and chewy with an herbal-tinted, core of red berries, pepper and garrigue, the wine is made using 60% Grenache with Mourvedre, Syrah and various other, assorted grape varieties. Drink from 2023-2033.

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2020
92
Produced from a blend using old vine Mourvedre, and Grenache with other assorted grape varieties, the wine is rich, meaty, spicy, smoky and floral on the nose. On the palate, the wine is rich, fleshy, spicy and beefy with dark, red peppery red berries from start to finish. Drink from 2023-2034.

Produced from a blend using old vine Mourvedre, and Grenache with other assorted grape varieties, the wine is rich, meaty, spicy, smoky and floral on the nose. On the palate, the wine is rich, fleshy, spicy and beefy with dark, red peppery red berries from start to finish. Drink from 2023-2034.

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2018
94
Showing good color, the juicy dark, red berries, forest leaf, spice, pepper and herbal notes combine to produce an intoxicating nose. On the palate the wine is forward, earthy and meaty with loads of peppery red fruits. The finish, with its garrigue tinged, spicy red berries works perfectly with this full, rich, deep wine. The wine is made from 50% Mourvedre, 30% Grenache, 10% Counoise and other assorted grape varieties is perfect for 2018. A few years of cellaring will add a lot to the wine.

Showing good color, the juicy dark, red berries, forest leaf, spice, pepper and herbal notes combine to produce an intoxicating nose. On the palate the wine is forward, earthy and meaty with loads of peppery red fruits. The finish, with its garrigue tinged, spicy red berries works perfectly with this full, rich, deep wine. The wine is made from 50% Mourvedre, 30% Grenache, 10% Counoise and other assorted grape varieties is perfect for 2018. A few years of cellaring will add a lot to the wine.

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2018
93
Black cherry, pepper, licorice and garrigue fill the nose. On the palate, the wine is round, lush, sweet and fruity with a spicy pop of red fruits and clay in the finish. The wine is made using 60% Grenache and various other, assorted grape varieties.

Black cherry, pepper, licorice and garrigue fill the nose. On the palate, the wine is round, lush, sweet and fruity with a spicy pop of red fruits and clay in the finish. The wine is made using 60% Grenache and various other, assorted grape varieties.

1,913 Views   Tasted
2017
92
Licorice, black cherry and spice with a hint of smoke on the nose. The wine is medium bodied, forward, fresh sweet and tart, with plenty of spiced, dark red fruits in the finish. The wine is made using 60% Grenache and various other, assorted grape varieties.

Licorice, black cherry and spice with a hint of smoke on the nose. The wine is medium bodied, forward, fresh sweet and tart, with plenty of spiced, dark red fruits in the finish. The wine is made using 60% Grenache and various other, assorted grape varieties.

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2016
96
This is elegant, soft, silky, floral and fresh. The dark red fruits are ripe, juicy and sweet. There is length, complexity and a polish to the tannins you can feel in the luscious, dark cherry finish. The wine is produced using 100% old vine Grenache.

This is elegant, soft, silky, floral and fresh. The dark red fruits are ripe, juicy and sweet. There is length, complexity and a polish to the tannins you can feel in the luscious, dark cherry finish. The wine is produced using 100% old vine Grenache.

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2016
95
Powerful, smoky, stony and concentrated, the wine is loaded with dark fruits, fleshy textures, black pepper and freshness. On the back end, there is licorice, spice and a serious depth of flavor with dark cherries and kirsch that does not quit. The wine should age quite well. The wine is made from a blend of 60% Syrah, 30% Grenache and 10% Mourvedre.

Powerful, smoky, stony and concentrated, the wine is loaded with dark fruits, fleshy textures, black pepper and freshness. On the back end, there is licorice, spice and a serious depth of flavor with dark cherries and kirsch that does not quit. The wine should age quite well. The wine is made from a blend of 60% Syrah, 30% Grenache and 10% Mourvedre.

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2016
94
Medium bodied, forward, fruity and already in the right place to taste, the sweetness in the red fruits, concentration and soft textures make this perfect for vivacious, youthful drinking. The wine is made using 60% Grenache and various other, assorted grape varieties.

Medium bodied, forward, fruity and already in the right place to taste, the sweetness in the red fruits, concentration and soft textures make this perfect for vivacious, youthful drinking. The wine is made using 60% Grenache and various other, assorted grape varieties.

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2016
93
Juicy dark, red berries leaf, spice, pepper and herbal notes combine to produce a forward, earthy, garrigue tinged, peppery, full, rich wine. The wine is made from 50% Mourvedre, 30% Grenache and other assorted grape varieties.

Juicy dark, red berries leaf, spice, pepper and herbal notes combine to produce a forward, earthy, garrigue tinged, peppery, full, rich wine. The wine is made from 50% Mourvedre, 30% Grenache and other assorted grape varieties.

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2015
92
A step up from their other 2 wines, there is richness, depth of flavor and round supple textures. Dark cherry and earthy tones, with Provencal herbs are your treat in the finish. The wine is produced using 100% old vine Grenache.

A step up from their other 2 wines, there is richness, depth of flavor and round supple textures. Dark cherry and earthy tones, with Provencal herbs are your treat in the finish. The wine is produced using 100% old vine Grenache.

1,501 Views   Tasted
2015
89
Medium bodied, forward and soft, with an easy to understand and equally easy to like character. The wine leaves you with soft, spicy, sweet red berries in the finish.

Medium bodied, forward and soft, with an easy to understand and equally easy to like character. The wine leaves you with soft, spicy, sweet red berries in the finish.

3,150 Views   Tasted
2015
86
Herbal, leafy aromas with a mint note that stands out, along with the thyme and earthy, spiced, red fruits. Medium bodied, soft, forward and ready to go, this will be ready on release.

Herbal, leafy aromas with a mint note that stands out, along with the thyme and earthy, spiced, red fruits. Medium bodied, soft, forward and ready to go, this will be ready on release.

1,705 Views   Tasted
2014
88
Fresh, sweet, bright, peppery, spicy kirsch and garrigue pop right away. Medium bodied, and produced in a lighter, forward style for tasty, early drinking.

Fresh, sweet, bright, peppery, spicy kirsch and garrigue pop right away. Medium bodied, and produced in a lighter, forward style for tasty, early drinking.

1,861 Views   Tasted
2014
87
Medium bodied, herb tinged red fruits, soft textures and a forward character create an early drinking, kirsch filled charmer.

Medium bodied, herb tinged red fruits, soft textures and a forward character create an early drinking, kirsch filled charmer.

1,308 Views   Tasted
2013
88
Modern in style, with some oak showing in the nose, the wine is polished, with a fresh, red berry and thyme focus.

Modern in style, with some oak showing in the nose, the wine is polished, with a fresh, red berry and thyme focus.

1,374 Views   Tasted
2013
87
Spicy, with black pepper and red berry notes, the wine is forward, yet, holds some of its spicy fruits in reserve. The wine was made from a blend of 35% Grenache, 35% Mourvedre, 20% Syrah and 10% Vaccarese.

Spicy, with black pepper and red berry notes, the wine is forward, yet, holds some of its spicy fruits in reserve. The wine was made from a blend of 35% Grenache, 35% Mourvedre, 20% Syrah and 10% Vaccarese.

1,438 Views   Tasted
2013
86
Light, easy drinking, cherry dominated wine for early consumption. The wine was made from a blend of 60% Grenache, 16% Syrah, 10% Mourvedre and 14% other varieties.

Light, easy drinking, cherry dominated wine for early consumption. The wine was made from a blend of 60% Grenache, 16% Syrah, 10% Mourvedre and 14% other varieties.

2,907 Views   Tasted
2012
92
A hint of wood, kirsch and spice are coupled with silky textures and the essence of fresh, sweet cherries. The wine was produced from 100% old vine Grenache.

A hint of wood, kirsch and spice are coupled with silky textures and the essence of fresh, sweet cherries. The wine was produced from 100% old vine Grenache.

1,667 Views   Tasted
2012
90
Produced from a blend of 54% Syrah, 29% Grenache, 11% Counoise, 4% Mourvedre and 2% Vaccarese, the wine reached 15% ABV. Medium bodied, silky and smooth, the freshness in the red berries and soft textures carries through.

Produced from a blend of 54% Syrah, 29% Grenache, 11% Counoise, 4% Mourvedre and 2% Vaccarese, the wine reached 15% ABV. Medium bodied, silky and smooth, the freshness in the red berries and soft textures carries through.

1,756 Views   Tasted
2012
88
Sweet, dark red berries, silky textures and a refined, medium bodied, polished, fresh, cherry finish.

Sweet, dark red berries, silky textures and a refined, medium bodied, polished, fresh, cherry finish.

1,841 Views   Tasted
2011
89
Fresh, ripe, sweet cherries and fennel open to polished textures and a wild strawberry and herb filled finish.

Fresh, ripe, sweet cherries and fennel open to polished textures and a wild strawberry and herb filled finish.

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2011
89
Blending 67% Mourvedre, 17% Grenache, 8% Syrah and 8% Counoise, the wine reached 15% ABV. With a nose of licorice, spice box, kirsch and earth, there is good freshness in the wine. Forward in style, drink it young, or age it a few years.

Blending 67% Mourvedre, 17% Grenache, 8% Syrah and 8% Counoise, the wine reached 15% ABV. With a nose of licorice, spice box, kirsch and earth, there is good freshness in the wine. Forward in style, drink it young, or age it a few years.

1,446 Views   Tasted
2010
90
Fennel, dark red berries, spice and earthy notes kick off the wine. Tannic, rustic and stylish, give it a few years to develop.

Fennel, dark red berries, spice and earthy notes kick off the wine. Tannic, rustic and stylish, give it a few years to develop.

2,303 Views   Tasted
2010
89
With a floral, spice and jammy black raspberry the nose, the medium bodied wine ends up delivering sweet, round, spicy, kirsch notes in the finish.

With a floral, spice and jammy black raspberry the nose, the medium bodied wine ends up delivering sweet, round, spicy, kirsch notes in the finish.

4,457 Views   Tasted