La Bastide Saint Dominique Chateauneuf du Pape Wine, Complete Guide

Bastide Saint Dominique La Bastide Saint Dominique Chateauneuf du Pape Wine, Complete Guide

Learn everything about La Bastide Saint Dominique Chateauneuf du Pape with wine tasting notes, wine and food pairing tips, best vintages, wine ratings, a history of the property, information on the vineyards and winemaking. If you want to read about other important wineries and wine makers from the Rhone valley: Links to all Rhone Valley Wine Producer Profiles

Domaine La Bastide Saint Dominique is a recent success story in the Southern Rhone Valley. The domaine was founded in 1976. 4 years later, in 1980, Domaine La Bastide Saint Dominique produced, bottled and sold their first wine. Domaine La Bastide Saint Dominique is owned by the Bonnet family who are also well-known negociants in the Rhone Valley.

Domaine La Bastide Vineyards, Wines, Winemaking

Domaine La Bastide Saint Dominique owns 10.5 hectares in the Chateauneuf du Pape appellation. The vines are located in 7 lieux-dits on a myriad of terroirs. 8.7 hectares are used to produce grapes for the red wine. 1.8 hectares are planted with white wine grape varietals.

They have old vines. Their oldest Grenache vines are located in Pignan. Many of their oldest vines are close to 100 years of age. Their oldest vines were planted in 1920. They also own vines that were planted in 1945.

The best vintages of Domaine La Bastide Saint Dominique are: 2016, 2015, 2012, 2010 and 2009. The best wines made at La Bastide Saint Dominique are quite recent as you can see.

Domaine La Bastide Saint Dominique produces 4 red Chateauneuf du Pape wines and 1 Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc.

Domaine La Bastide Saint Dominique Chateauneuf du Pape is made from a blend of 80% Grenache, 10% Syrah, 5% Mourvedre and 5% Cinsault.The terroir is mostly sand, with some galets. The grapes are planted in the es Bedines, les Chapouin, Pignan and Valori lieu-dits.

On average, the vines used for this wine are close to 50 years of age. The grapes are completely destemmed. The wine is aged for 18-24 months in tank before bottling. On average, the production is close to 2,800 cases.

Domaine La Bastide Saint Dominique Secrets de Pignan is produced from 95% old vine Grenache and 5% Mourvedre. The vines for this wine are close to 100 years of age. The grapes are destemmed. The wines are aged in tank for 18-24 months prior to bottling.

Domaine La Bastide Saint Dominique Chapelle – Produced from 70% Grenache and 30% Syrah from vines planted in the Les Bedines, Les Guigasse, Pignan and Valori lieu-dits, where you find various rocks, stones and sandy terroirs. The wine is aged in 100% demi-muid for 18 months before bottling.

Domaine La Bastide Saint Dominique Les Hesperides was first produced in 2007. The wine is made from a blend of 50% Grenache and 50% Mourvedre. Although in some vintages, the blend can also include Syrah. The grapes are destemmed. The vines range in age from 30 to 50 years of age.

The vines are planted in the Les Bedines lieu-dit with a pure sand terroir. The Grenache is aged in demi-muids and tank for 18 months. The Mourvedre and Syrah are aged in old, used, French oak barrels for 18 months before blending and bottling. The average production is only 175 cases.

Domaine La Bastide Saint Dominique Blanc is made from an equal blend of Grenache Blanc, Roussanne and Clairette Rosé. On average, 450 cases are produced of their white wine in each vintage.

When to Drink Domaine La Bastide Saint Dominique, Anticipated Maturity, Decanting Time

Domaine La Bastide Saint Dominique can be enjoyed on the young side. Young vintages can be popped and poured, or decanted for 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.

Domaine La Bastide Saint Dominique 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 4-10 years after the vintage.

Serving Domaine La Bastide Saint Dominique with Wine, Food, Pairing Tips

Domaine La Bastide Saint Dominique is best served at 15.5 degrees Celsius, 60 degrees Fahrenheit. The cool, almost cellar temperature gives the wine more freshness and lift.

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

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

Domaine La Bastide Saint Dominique owns 25 hectares for the production of red and white wine in the Cotes du Rhone appellation.

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La Bastide Saint-Dominique Wine Tasting Notes

16 Vintages 28,877 Views Sort by Vintage-Rating

2016La Bastide Saint-Dominique Les Secrets de Pignan  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape)98

This is pure silk and sensuality. The fruit is perfectly ripe, the tannins and soft, polished and uplifting. The wine offers sweetness of fruit, purity, spicy notes and a long, complex, licorice, spice and pure, red cherry finish. A few years in the cellar will add even more character and omplexity. The wine was made from 100% old vine Grenache.

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2016La Bastide Saint-Dominique Crous Saint Martin  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape)97

Talk about having it all! Luscious, decadent textures, intensity of flavor, length, silky tannins and purity of fruit The wine coats your mouth, but is never heavy. Instead you find freshness, vibrancy and the need to taste it again and one more time, just to be sure. Produced from a blend of 80% Grenache, 10% Mourvedre and 10% Syrah.

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2016La Bastide Saint-Dominique Les Hesperides  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape)91

Purity and freshness, elegance and depth, complexity and character all form to produce a beauty. The wine is juicy, fresh spicy and full bodied, with silky, spicy, thyme and peppery finish. The wine was made with a blend of 50% Grenache and 50% Mourvedre.

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2015La Bastide Saint-Dominique Les Secrets de Pignan  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape)95

Produced from 100% old vine Grenache, this blasts off with its nose of molten licorice and kirsch. Lush, supple textured fruits with pepper, herbs and juicy red berries on the palate that do not want to quit. The wine has the stuffing and tannins to age and develop nicely.

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2015La Bastide Saint-Dominique Les Hesperides  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape)94

Dark in color, there is real intensity here. But you also find all the silky textures and freshness you need. The wine is full bodied, powerful and packed with soft, spicy, thyme and pepper infused berries from start to finish. Great style of wine here. The wine was made with a blend of 50% Grenache and 50% Mourvedre.

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2015La Bastide Saint-Dominique Chapelle La Bastide Saint-Dominique  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape)94

With a nice, deep, dark color, this kicks off with a blast of licorice, wet earth, garrigue and dark red berries, the wine is lush, ripe, rich and juicy, with silky textures and a round, plushly textured, fruity finish. The wine was made from blending 70% Grenache with 30% Syrah.

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2014La Bastide Saint-Dominique Les Hesperides  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape)93

Dark, lush, fat, ripe, juicy black cherries are all over the place. The wine is polished, opulent and serves up a long, sweet, ripe, fruit filled finish with density, polish and length. This is a really strong wine for the vintage.

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2014La Bastide Saint-Dominique Les Secrets de Pignan  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape)92

Polished, pure and pretty, with a sweet core of juicy kirsch, herbs and pepper, the wine is made using 100% old vine Grenache. This is going to be delicious on release.

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2013La Bastide Saint-Dominique Les Hesperides  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape)91

Smoky, earthy, soft red fruits and polished textures, with early drinking pleasure. The wine comes from an equal blend of Grenache and Mourvedre.

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2013La Bastide Saint-Dominique  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape)89

Silky, soft and sweet, with freshness to the ripe cherries and a silky smooth, medium bodied finish. The wine was made from a blend of 80% Grenache, 10% Syrah, 7% Mourvedre and 3% Cinsault.

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2012La Bastide Saint-Dominique Les Secrets de Pignan  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape)93

Plush, polished and pure, this spicy, fresh wine leaves a sweet, impression of concentrated kirsch on the palate. Made from 100% old vine Grenache.

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2012La Bastide Saint-Dominique Les Hesperides  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape)91

Finesse driven in style, showing sweet fruits with a solid depth of flavor in the red berry dominated wine. Produced from a 50/50 blend of Mourvedre and Grenache.

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2012La Bastide Saint-Dominique  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape)90

Soft, elegant and approachable, there is good freshness to the sweet, ripe cherry core. From a blend of 80% Grenache, 10% Syrah, 5% Mourvedre and 5% Cinsault, the wine reached 14.5% alcohol.

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2010La Bastide Saint-Dominique Les Secrets de Pignan  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape)94

My first time with this wine and I really like. From mostly old vine Grenache, with a touch of Mourvedre, the wine is lush, fat and juicy with layers of sweet, ripe black cherries, kirsch, spice and licorice. The wine has the ability to age, but the fruit and tannins are so ripe and tasty, if you cannot keep your hands off a bottle, I understand.

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2010La Bastide Saint-Dominique  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape)92

Fully mature, the wine is concentrated and richly textured, with loads of sweet, ripe, cherries, thyme, flowers and herbs. This is the perfect time to be popping corks on this bottle.

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2009La Bastide Saint-Dominique Les Secrets de Pignan  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape)91

Open, with layers of lush, sweet, kirsch, garrigue, black raspberriess and spice. The wine is concentrated, long and easy to drink. Produced from a blend of 5% Mourvedre and 95% old vine Grenache from vines that are 100 years of age.

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