Chateauneuf du Pape 1996 MAGNUM - Domaine des Relagnes
North of Avignon, the territory of this prestigious appellation extends in the plain of Venaissin, in the towns of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Orange, Courthézon Bédarrides and Sorgues. Dominated by a tower of the former residence of the popes of Avignon, the massif appears on the left bank of the Rhône as a succession of plateaus covered with pebbles, which are drought resistant Mediterranean climate and the mistral. Since 1929, numerous varieties are authorized there for the production of red and white wines. If the reputation of the red wines is widely established due in particular to the importance of their production, fans familiar white Chateauneuf du Pape that rival the greatest. The nose is powerful, delicate and complex red wines. Rich aromas of ripe fruit, truffle, mushroom and undergrowth dominate ?; they are accompanied by spicy and wild scrubland of Provence. In the mouth, power and material are the first words that come to mind to describe a red wine. The aromas perceived by retronasally confirm spicy (licorice, pepper, cinnamon), fruity (blackcurrant, fruit eau-de-vie, quince paste, cooked fruit), wild and sometimes empyreumatiques or animal. They persist long.
|Bottle Size||1.5 L|
|Region||Vallée du Rhône|
|Grapes||80% Grenache, 10% Syrah, 5% Mourvedre and 5% Cinsault.|
|When to drink||N/A|