Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2010. An immensely fruity nose, with spicy and balsamic notes, then great complexity on the palate: power, finesse, and an incredibly long, mineralfresh finish. Alcohol content 14.5%. Grape varieties 70% Grenache 10% Syrah 10% Mourvèdre 6% Cinsault 4% other varieties. Cork closure.
The Coulon family at Domaine de Beaurenard combine ambition and modesty to winning effect. They have run this estate for seven generations (its history can be traced back even further, to 1695) and it currently consists of thirty-two hectares in Châteauneuf and twenty-five in Rasteau. All thirteen permitted varieties are found here, and the vines average forty-five years old. Vineyard The vines here grow in complex soils and the pudding stones so typical of the appellation provide extra heat to help the grapes mature. Yields are low and the grapes are picked entirely by hand. Winery Grapes were destemmed, slightly crushed and placed in a vat for fermentation. A long fermentation period of 18-31 days ensured that the wine gained the desired structure and colour. The wine spent 12-15 months ageing in French oak, with ten percent of the barrels being new.
Here at The Cheese Larder we are very pleased to be able to supply a selection of Wines and Port from Berkmann Wine Cellars. This prestigious company has been awarded the title of 'Great Value Wine Merchant of the year for three consecutive years (2011-2013) by the judging panel of the Sommelier Wine Awards. Whether you are looking for an everyday bottle of wine or something a little more special we are sure we have something to your taste.
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