2016 Domaine La Consonnière Châteauneuf-du-Pape Châteauneuf-du-Pape Rhône France Wine Tasting Note

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2016 Domaine La Consonnière  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 91
Earthy, meaty, and loaded with garrigue, olives, and fresh, bright, red fruits, the wine is medium-bodied, peppery, and ready to go, with its olive and spice-tinted, kirsch finish. Drink from 2022-2029.

Earthy, meaty, and loaded with garrigue, olives, and fresh, bright, red fruits, the wine is medium-bodied, peppery, and ready to go, with its olive and spice-tinted, kirsch finish. Drink from 2022-2029.

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When to Drink Domaine la Consonniere, Anticipated Maturity, Decanting Time

Domaine la Consonniere can be enjoyed on the young side. Young vintages can be popped and poured, or decanted for about 1 hour. 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 usually better with 3-4 years of bottle age. Of course that can vary slightly, depending on the vintage. In the best vintages the wine should be consumed within 3-8 years after the vintage.

Serving 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.

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, barbecue and cassoulet. Domaine la Consonniere is also good with Asian dishes, hearty fish courses like tuna, mushrooms pasta, eggplant, tomatoes and cheese.