Châteauneuf-du-Pape Chante le Merle Vieilles Vignes 2020

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Chante le Merle Vieilles Vignes 2020

Frankreich, Rhône
Sonderpreis49,95 €*

Fact Sheet

Artikelnummer 134850
Weintyp Rotwein
Rebsorte(n) 80% Grenache Noir, 10% Syrah, 10% Mourvèdre
Land Frankreich
Region Rhône
Appellation Châteauneuf du Pape
Jahrgang 2020
Wein-Prädikat AOP
Geschmack trocken
Wein-Stil gehaltvoll & nachhaltig
Nettofüllmenge 0,75 L
Alkoholgehalt 15,50 % vol
Restsäure 3,30 g/l
Restsüße 0,30 g/l
Trinktemperatur 16-18°C
Reifepotenzial 2035
Gesetzliche Angaben enthält Sulfite
Produzent Domaine Bosquet des Papes
Adresse Abfüller: Domaine Bosquet des Papes, 18 Route D'Orange, FR-84230 Châteauneuf-du-Pape


Robert Parker

Robert Parker

From 80-year-old vines, mainly in Mont Redon, the 2020 Chateauneuf du Pape Chante le Merle Vieilles Vignes was made using only whole bunches. As a result, it's spicy, stemmy and herbal at first, with peppery, minty notes adding nuance to the deep fruit flavors of black cherries and blackberries. Full-bodied, rich and salty-stemmy on the long finish, this is a terrific-looking effort.

Jeb Dunnuck

Jeb Dunnuck

The old vine cuvée from this great estate is the 2020 Châteauneuf Du Pape Chante Le Merle Vieilles Vignes, which is mostly Grenache with 7% each of Syrah and Mourvedre. This cuvée comes from the Barbe d'Asne, Les Brusquieres, Mont Redon, and Pignan (the northern part) lieux-dits and is not destemmed and spends 15 months in 60% foudre, the rest in older demi-muids. It’s always the most classic release, and the 2020 offers a quintessential Châteauneuf du Pape nose of ripe red fruits (framboise, cherries) intermixed with dried garrigue, peppery, herbes de Provence, and loamy earth. Medium to full-bodied on the palate, it has lots of tannins, a layered, seamless mouthfeel, terrific balance, and one heck of a finish. It was even better on Day 2, which bodes well for its ageability. I would hide bottles for 3-5 years and enjoy over the following decade or more.



Rounded, generous Grenache fruit, blackberry skin tannins, a touch of sucrosité, but overall more about the dry, intense palate and brusque tannins which are a little fibrous, but this should have some interesting character in time. A new cuvée from 70-80-year-old vines in lieu-dit Pignan, fermented in concrete, aged in foudres. 4,800 bottles made.

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