A one-of-a-kind bottle shape created in 1952 in collaboration with master glass craftsmen, this exclusive bottle shape is reminiscent of the wild vines in the Rhône Valley. This is a non-vintage wine because it is a blend of the best Châteauneuf-du-Pape cuvees from various vintages, ensuring consistently high-quality wine. It comes as no surprise that this is one of the most popular Châteauneuf-du-Pape wines in the world. Carefully selected in the vineyard during a manual harvest. Each varietal was vinified separately to preserve the integrity of the flavors. A 15-day maceration on read more...the lees took place in stainless steel vats at 30°C. The must was then transferred into concrete tanks to complete fermentation over 2 months. Malolactic fermentation occurred. The wine was blended and aged in large oak casks for 1-5 years. Rigorous selection and skillful blending of different vintages followed. Upon bottling, the wine’s average age is 3.5 years. (hide)
Wine SpectatorRating: 86/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 09/30/89.