2007 Domaine du Grand Tinel Châteauneuf-du-Pape Alexis Establet Châteauneuf-du-Pape Wine Tasting Note

2007 Domaine du Grand Tinel Alexis Establet  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 92

Rich and lushly textured, full bodied and loaded with sweet, ripe, fleshy, lusty, red fruits, garrigue, cherries and black licorice, this is in its prime time drinking spot. The wine was made from 100% old vine, Grenache.

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Grand Tinel Wine Tasting Notes, Ratings

When to Drink Domaine du Grand Tinel, Anticipated Maturity, Decanting Time

Domaine du Grand Tinel can be enjoyed on the young side. Young vintages can be popped and poured, or decanted for 1-2 hours 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 du Grand Tinel is usually better with 3-5 years of bottle age. Of course that can vary slightly, depending on the vintage. In the best vintages the wine should be consumed within 5-14 years after the vintage.

Serving Domaine Grand du Tinel with Wine, Food Pairing Tips

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

Domaine Grand du Tinel 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. Domaine Grand du Tinel is also good with Asian dishes, hearty fish courses like tuna, mushrooms, pasta, eggplant, cheese and tomatoes.

The white wine of Domaine Grand du Tinel 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 du Grand Tinel also produces a red wine from the Cotes du Rhone appellation from 18 hectares of vines they own the region.