Domaine Clos de Papes Rouge Chateauneuf du Pape 2018

Domaine Clos de Papes


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Country of Origin: France
Region: Southern Rhone
Type: Red Wine
Grape Variety: Syrah/Grenache/Mourvedre
Vintage: 2018
Size: 750ml
Alcohol Volume / ABV: 14.6%
Body: Full
Sweetness: Dry

Why We Love This Wine

The Estate of Clos de Papes has a long history in the region thanks to current owner, Director, & Winemaker Vincent Avril's grandfather Paul Avril who began producing & selling Clos de Papes in 1896 until his passing in 1964. Clos de Papes was one of the 1st estates in Chateauneuf du Pape as well as in all of the Rhone Valley to produce, bottle, and sell their own wine. As a matter of fact, Paul Avril was one of the key people responsible for the official birth of the Chateauneuf du Pape appellation. Vincent trained at several other wineries including a stint at Chateau Mouton de Rothschild in Bordeaux before joining the family business at Clos de Papes. This beautiful 2017 Chateauneuf du Pape from Vincent Avril is an excellent blend offering up a massively opulent bouquet of black cherries, strawberries, black raspberries, boysenberries, mineral graphite, cured meats, & Asian spices along with added cola and tree bark nuances. On the palate, this full-bodied red is deep, dense, chewy, & concentrated offering mouthwatering freshness, ripe & silky tannins with fabulous length & substance. Savor this lovely wine now through 2037 with a host of Lamb Dishes like Lamb Tagine, Lamb Couscous, & Lamb Curry.

Winemaker / Tasting Notes

This wine provides a supple & alluring feel with a soft & silky edge framing its complex mix of star anise, plum sauce, & raspberry compote flavors. On the palate, it displays a lovely range of fruit & spice with an appealing texture culminating in a roasted applewood & lavender laced finish.

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