2019 Domaine André Mathieu Châteauneuf-du-Pape La Centenaire Châteauneuf-du-Pape Rhône France Wine Tasting Note

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2019 Domaine André Mathieu La Centenaire  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 94

With strong floral accents, you also find thyme, kirsch, red plums and spice in the perfume. Medium-bodied, soft, polished, elegant and fresh, the wine focuses on its purity and bright, chewy, peppery, kirsch packed finish. This should be even better with a few years of age. The wine has been blended using about 80% old vine Grenache from vines that are over 100 years of age, 10% Mourvedre, 5% Syrah with the remaining 5% comes from other AOC allowed grape varieties. Drink from 2025 - 2038 94 Points

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When to Drink Domaine Andre Mathieu, Anticipated Maturity, Decanting Time

Domaine Andre Mathieu can be enjoyed on the young side. 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.

Domaine Andre Mathieu is usually better with 2-5 years of bottle age. Of course, that can vary slightly, depending on the vintage. In the best vintages, the wine should be consumed within 8-12 years after the vintage.

Serving Andre Mathieu with Wine, Food, Pairing Tips

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

Domaine Andre Mathieu 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 Andre Mathieu is also good with Asian dishes, hearty fish courses like tuna, mushrooms, and pasta.

The white wine of Andre Mathieu 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 Andre Mathieu also owns 4 hectares in the Cotes du Rhone appellation.

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