Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Domaine Bosquet des Papes 'Chante Le Merle' Vieilles Vignes 2003, 2004, 2014, 2016
Grape variety: Grenache noir 80%, Syrah 10%, Mourvedre 10%
Clay/limestone with galets roules
Vines are 80-90 years old
Traditional wine making method in thermo-regulated concrete vats. No de-stemming. Some careful pumping over. Fermentation of skins takes approximately 35 days
Ageing in large oak barrels and new demi-muids (15-20%) for 12 - 18 months
Shiny red colour with dark purple reflections. The nose is elegant and complex, very aromatic. Elegant and long in the mouth.
Serve at room temperature. Ideal with game and truffle dishes.
A powerful wine with a cellar potential for many years.