Domaine la Consonniere Chateauneuf du Pape Rhone Wine, Complete Guide

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Domaine la Consonniere was created in 2009. The vines were previously used to produce Domaine de la Cabane. The roots of Domaine la Consonniere actually date back to 1890, when his great great, grandfather began purchasing vines in the Southern Rhone Valley. Today, Domaine la Consonniere is owned and managed by Sebastien Cuscusa. One of the first moves that Sebastien Cuscusa made was to bring in Philippe Cambie as the consultant for the wine making and the vineyard management.

Domaine la Consonniere Vineyards, Wines, Winemaking

Domaine la Consonniere owns 5 hectares of vines in the Chateauneuf du Pape appellation. The vines are spread in different parts of Chateauneuf du Pape. They are planted in the lieux dits at Pignan, Font du Loup and Les Saintes Vierges. Most of their terroir has sandy soils.

The vineyards owned Domaine la Consonniere are situated in three lieux-dits; Les Saintes Vierges, Pignan and Font du Loup. Sebastien Cuscusa is hoping to purchase more vines to help grow Domaine la Consonniere. The debut vintage of Domaine la Consonniere was produced at Vignobles Brotte. The vines are planted to mostly Grenache. A lot of their Grenache is more than 100 years of age. They also have plantings of Mourvedre and Clairette Rose’.

Domaine la Consonniere produces 1 red Chateauneuf du Pape wine.

Domaine la Consonniere Chateauneuf du Pape is made from almost 100% old vine Grenache. The vines are more than 100 years of age. The terroir is sandy soils from vines planted in Les Bedines, Les Font du Loup, la and Pigna and Les Saintes Vierges. While mostly Grenache, the wine is blended with Mourvedre and a small portion of Clairette Rose. The wine is aged in a combination of traditional, rectangular shaped, cement vats and demi muids for 22 months before bottling. On average, close to 1,700 cases are produced in each vintage of Domaine la Consonniere Chateauneuf du Pape.

Serving and Decanting Domaine la Consonniere with Wine, Food Pairing Tips

Domaine la Consonniere is best served at 15.5 degrees Celsius, 60 degrees Fahrenheit. The cool, almost cellar temperature gives the wine more freshness and lift. 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 la Consonniere 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. Domaine la Consonniere is also good with Asian dishes, hearty fish courses like tuna, mushrooms pasta, eggplant and tomatoes.

Domaine La Consonnière Wine Tasting Notes

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2013Domaine La Consonnière  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape)84 pts

Light, easy drinking, bright, fresh, red fruits for uncomplicated early drinking.

84 points - Tasted
2012Domaine La Consonnière  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape)90 pts

Fresh, sweet and lively, the wine retains its core of sweet red fruit all the way through. Produced from a blend of 90% Grenache and 10% Mourvedre the wine reached 15% alcohol.

90 points - Tasted
2011Domaine La Consonnière  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape)87 pts

Fennel and garrigue bring you to a medium bodied, light, open styled cherry filled wine that needs to be consumed young.

87 points - Tasted
2010Domaine La Consonnière  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape)87 pts

Focused on red berries, this light, elegant style of Chateauneuf is ready to drink.

87 points - Tasted