La Réserve CDR
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2017 VINTAGE: An exceptionally premature and confidential harvest.
2017 Vintage engendered climatic records which caused a particularly premature harvest with the beginning of the harvest on August 18th, with ourwhite grapes. It’s also one of the smallest harvests of these last forty years,with average yields, around 19 hl/ha. This is mainly due to important“Coulure” phenomena and significant hydric deficit.
Despite these extreme conditions, our old vines did not suffer too much permitting to produce wines with a very good balance, beautiful fruit, freshness and silky tannins.
Whites have superb freshness, with beautiful elegance and great complexity.
BLEND : 75% Grenache - 25% Mourvèdre
SOILS CHARACTERISTICS :
Sandy soil, located inside Le Clos, very close to the name place " La Guigasse" which are composed cuvée La Réserve Châteauneuf-du-Pape.
Harvest started on September 11th.
Hand-picking with sorting in the vineyard and then in cellar.
De-stemming (100%) and vinification in concrete tanks with wild yeasts. Pump-over and delestages are made during all the grape maceration (30 days).
AGEING : 90 % in demi-muids (600L) ( of 1 and 7 wines ) and 10% in terracotta amphora (500L), for 13 months.
WINEMAKER TASTING NOTES :
This wine has a very pretty purple red color with Garance reflections. The nose is delicate on blackberry jam aromas. There are notes of cloves and wild oregano. The mouth is beautiful, dense, rich in structure and in matter, while smooth on soft and elegant tannins. It is dominated by red fruits associated with roasted cocoa beans. Beautiful creaminess.
FOOD AND WINE PAIRING :
Galice prime rib matured - Lamb roasted in Provence herbs – Roast kid with Tarbais beans.