2018 Domaine Isabel Ferrando Châteauneuf-du-Pape F601 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Wine Tasting Note

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2018 Domaine Isabel Ferrando F601  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 97

No F601 is not the latest supercar from Ferrari. It is the most recent offering from Isabel Ferrando. From 100% Cinsault planted in 1928, the parcel is named F601. This stunning wine offers a beautiful perfume packed with flowers, spice box, wild cherries, kirsch, underbrush, and red plums. Soft, silky, fresh, clean and pure, with spicy top notes that fit perfectly with all those sweet raspberries and kirsch notes, the wine, aged in demi-muid is going to be impossible to find as only 800 bottles were produced. Each bottle comes in its own display box, so if you find a bottle, grab it!

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Isabel Ferrando Wine Tasting Notes, Ratings

When to Drink Domaine Isabel Ferrando, Anticipated Maturity, Decanting Time

Domaine Isabel Ferrando can be enjoyed young, with about 1-2 hours of decanting. This allows the wine to soften and open its perfume. Older vintages might need very little decanting, just enough to remove the sediment.

Domaine Isabel Ferrando 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 4-18 years after the vintage.

Serving Domaine Ferrando with Wine, Food Pairing Tips

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

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

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

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