Domaine de Pignan - Chateauneuf-du-Pape Coralie & Floriane 2012
Wine tasting :
Deep purple colour. Coffee-mocha aroma, the oak evident, but also rich, ripe fruit behind. The coffee-caramel oak effect is still very present, but there’s a depth and volume of fruit as well. Opulent and seductive in a modern and full-on way. Tannins are present, but refined.
The marriage of dishes and wines :
With a game bird or a game animal with ancient vegetables, this wine will be the perfect companion.
Very complex wine, this special reserve is unusual by the aromatic intensity of very ripe black fruits and spices (liquorice, cloves). A full-bodied attack leaves the place quickly to gentle tannins, a warm flesh, aromas infiltrated of blackcurrant and blueberry with overtone of thyme. The final is grandiose.
Type of soil :
Clayey - calcareous soil and rolled pebbles.
Grape varieties / age : Grenache 1/3 (130 years) - Mourvèdre 1/3 (100 years) - Syrah 1/3 (80 years)
Wine making and maturing :
Grapes are sorted and picked by hand, maceration from 25 to 30 days, with the control of temperatures, de-stalking, regular release and treading, maturing in new barrels for 18 months before the conditioning in bottles.
Can be tasted from now, will reach its maturity in a few years