Châteauneuf du Pape 2014 OrganicEAN Code: 3760256772119
SOIL TYPES: Rounded pebbles on clay and limestone soils, red clay decomposed in sub-soil.
GRAPE VARIETIES: Grenache, syrah, mourvèdre, cinsault, clairette, vaccarèse, bourboulenc, roussanne, counoise, muscardin, terret noir, picardan, piquepoul.
A special feature of this wine is its blend of all 13 grape varieties allowed by the Châteauneuf du Pape appellation. They are all blended at the vineyard, as each grape variety is found throughout the plots,
VINIFICATION: Harvested when tannins and sugar maturity have peaked, long vatting period of 3 to 5 weeks for all grape varieties, already blended at the wine press. No added yeast, just natural yeasts present. Aged in half hogsheads and old oak casks.
TASTING NOTES: Purple colour. Powerful, intense aromas of red and dark berries (raspberries and black cherries), replaced by spicy notes of pepper and leather. Rich and flavoursome on the palate where a beautiful balance is achieved. Smooth finish with pronounced tannins.
FOOD AND WINE MATCHING: Ageing potential of 10 years. Serve at room temperature (16 to 18° C), perfect with beef ribs, roasted veal, game casserole or spicy dishes.
Romain Duvenay is a talented oenologist associated with the company NewRhône Millésimes, known as one of the finest palates of the region by his peers.
After perfecting his art in Bordeaux, in Languedoc and Burgundy and while working for a national restaurant trade distributor, he quickly falls in love with all the resources of the Rhône Valley, especially for its iconic grape varieties: Grenache , Syrah and Mourvèdre.
Knowing all the finest points of grape varieties and terroirs, in 2010 Romain Duvernay creates the brand which bears his name, showcasing his talent equally with appellations from the north and the south of the Rhône Valley.
In 2016, Jean-Marc Pottiez, creator and developer of major brands in Champagne and Burgundy, and confident in the development potential of a viticultural production region as rich as the Rhone Valley, decided to create the company NewRhône Millésimes. To this end, he teams up with the talented Romain DUVERNAY and buys his signature brand.
Under this signature, Romain Duvernay and Jean-Marc Pottiez then develop several partnerships between domains of the South and the North of the Rhone Valley and the company NewRhône Millésimes, with the aim of finding the most beautiful expressions of the terroirs and grape varieties of this region rich in diversity.