Les Grandes Serres Chateauneuf du Pape Rhone Wine, Complete Guide

Grandes Serres Les Grandes Serres Chateauneuf du Pape Rhone Wine, Complete Guide

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Les Grandes Serres is another recent success story in the Southern Rhone Valley. Founded in 1977 by the negociant company, Grandes Serries, Michel Picard, the owner is also associated with the Burgundy region.

Les Grandes Serres is a true negociant firm that does not own vines in Chateauneuf du Pape. Instead, they maintain long-term contracts with various growers in the Chateauneuf du Pape appellation.

Les Grandes Serres Vineyards, Wines, Winemaking

Les Grandes Serres produces 2 red Chateauneuf du Pape wines and 1 Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc.

Les Grandes Serres Chateauneuf du Pape is made from a blend that is mostly Grenache, but can include 20% Mourvedre and other varietals.

Les Grandes Serres La Cour de Papes, their top level wine is made from a blend of 60% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 15% Mourvedre, 3% Cinsualt and 2% Counoise. The vineyard is placed in the southern part of Chateauneuf du Pape. All the vines are at least 40 years of age. The wine is aged in used, French oak barrels for 12 months.

Les Grandes Serres produces 3 other wines from the Southern Rhone Valley, Terroir de Sable, a Grenache and Syrah blend, Terroir de Calcaire, a blend of Syrah and Grenache and Terroir de Galets, which comes from a blend of Grenache, Syrah and Mourvedre.

Les Grandes Serres Blanc is produced from a blend of 65% Grenache Blanc, 25% Bourboulenc and 10% Clairette.

Serving and Decanting Les Grandes Serres with Wine, Food Pairing Tips

Les Grandes Serres 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. Les Grandes Serres 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. Les Grandes Serres is also good with Asian dishes, hearty fish courses like tuna, mushrooms, pasta, eggplant and tomatoes.

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

Les Grandes Serres Cuvee Origine is produced from a blend that is usually close to 90% Grenache and 10% Syrah. The wine is aged in used, Burgundy barrels that range from 2-3 years of age. This wine might not be in production any longer.

Les Grandes Serres also produces and markets wine from numerous other Southern Rhone regions including: Gigondas, Vacqueyras, Muscat de Beaumes de Venise, Tavel, Cotes du Rhone and Ventoux. In the Cotes du Rhone appellation, Les Grandes Serres produces both red and white wines.


Les Grandes Serres Wine Tasting Notes

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2014Les Grandes Serres La Cour des Papes  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape)89 pts

Medium bodied, soft, elegant, early drinking charmer with fresh, light red fruits to get things started and a blast of dark, black cherries in the finish as it builds up steam.

89 points - Tasted
2012Les Grandes Serres La Cour des Papes  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape)89 pts

Minty, with a touch of oak, this is a polished, supple textured, modern styled wine.

89 points - Tasted
2011Les Grandes Serres La Cour des Papes  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape)88 pts

88 points - Tasted
2010Les Grandes Serres  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape)85 pts

Medium bodied, light, earthy, early drinking style with a focus on the fresh, bright red berries.

85 points - Tasted