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Its proximity to the Châteauneuf-du-Pape vineyards and the similarity of its soil (a mixture of sand and pebbles), as well as the old vines from which it hails, gives this Côtes-du-Rhône-Villages great concentration and loads of character. Harvesting is carried out by hand and the grapes are transported in 15kg perforated crates. The grapes are sorted berry by berry before going into vat. A blend of Grenache (50%) Syrah (25%) Mourvèdre (25%), each grape variety and parcel is vinified separately. After a fermentation period of around 25 days with pumping over, rack-and-return, and punching down operations, the wines are drawn off and then aged in vats until bottling.

A big powerful southern Rhône wine. Ripe, fresh sweet-spiced black fruits on the nose, this organic Côtes-du-Rhône-Villages is full-bodied yet finely structured and balanced with a nicely lifted, finish and good length.

STOCK LEVEL | 10
Chateau Maucoil Chateauneuf du Pape
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