Domaine Juliette Avril Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Maxence
Chateauneuf du Pape is definitely the most famous and arguably the most prestigious of the Southern Rhone 'Cru' wine appellations, covering 3,200 hectares of vines across 5 communes (about three times the size of Martinborough).
Wine was made here from Roman times, but became famous with the Papacy in town and beyond to royal courts. The best vineyards are on gentle hill slopes, with deep clay & limestone soils with large rounded river stones 'galets' on top. By rules inacted in the 1920s, no vineyards were to be planted on land that was not arid enough to support plantings of both lavender and thyme.
Domaine Juliette Avril is a family winery of four generations in the heart of Chateauneuf - growing for centuries in the region and helped to create the rules of the appellation in 1928. The vineyards are the classic mix of Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre, and small amounts of the other 10 grape varieties permitted. An impressive half of the vines are over 50 years old.
Temperature controlled ferment in steel, aged in high quality demi-muid (600L) barrels for 12 months, with a light filtration.
The top wine of the estate - from a single estate of old vines. 100% Grenache, undergrowth, truffle, toast, light notes of vanilla; red fruit: redcurrants, raspberries, sour cherries, maintaining a fresh acidity and endless length on the palate. The complexity of a fine Pinot Noir but the power of a mighty Rhone wine.
- France - Rhone
- Red Wine
- Other Red
- Rhone Blend
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