Other Reds

2012

Domaine Pontifical Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Rhone Blend - Red

750 ML

Regular Price: $49.99

Special Price $39.99

Product Description

The estate, renamed Domaine Pontifical in 1979, was established in 1883 and is currently managed by François and Isabelle Laget who are dedicated to continue to respect the traditions of the generations preceding them.

Comprised of 80% Grenache, 10% Syrah, 5% Mourvedre and 5%Cinsault, the 2012 flows with fruit-forward notes of sweet cherries, blackberry, wild herbs and hints of leather. Silky tannins and a great balance between fruit and acidity create this medium-bodied, fresh and elegantly plump cuvée that is drinking perfectly at the moment but will drink very well over the next five to eight years.

Details

Varietal: Rhone Blend - Red

Region: Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Region Description:

(shah toe nuf doo pahp)—Situated on the sun-baked southern reaches of the Rhone Valley, this appellation grows a great number of grape varieties, but is best known for its full-bodied dry reds. As many as thirteen different kinds of grape can end up in one bottle, although most vintners use only three or four, especially Syrah, Mourvédre, and Grenache.