Clos des Papes Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2019
Clos des Papes is one of the great established names of Châteauneuf-du-Pape and in recent years has produced a succession of remarkable wines made by Paul-Vincent Avril. Clos des Papes is one of the few estates to use all permitted varieties for both red and white Chateauneuf. They are well-known for producing one of the most authentic and long-lived examples of the appellation having started estate bottling in 1896.
Clos des Papes Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2019 vintage is comprised of 50% Grenache, 40% Mourvèdre, the balance Syrah with a splash of other varieties. 100% destemmed and natural yeast fermented over several weeks. Matured in large oak casks for 12-15 months. Bottled unfined and unfiltered.
Tasted out of bottle, the 2019 Châteauneuf Du Pape is a stunning example of this estate as well as the vintage. Gorgeous kirsch, flowery incense, spice box, and garrigue-like notes define the nose, and it hits the palate with classic Clos des Papes elegance and finesse backed up by a great mid-palate, fabulous concentration, and a monster of a finish. Don’t miss this beauty. It can be enjoyed today with incredible pleasure or cellared for two decades. - Jeb Dunnuck, March 2021, 98 points
The Finer Details
Style - Red Wine
Varietal - 50% Grenache, 40% Mourvèdre
Country - France
Region - Chateauneuf-du-Pape
Vintage - 2019
Bottle Size - 750ml
ABV - 15.5%