2017 Domaine Pierre Usseglio Chateauneuf-du-Pape
Winemaker Notes: Our Tradition has aromas of red fruits and black fruits; blackberry and blueberry, as well as hints of spice. It is a concentrated and structured wine, it is a wine to keep. We recommend tasting it in 6-8 years.
The wines are aged in oak barrels, in half barrels, in concrete vats and barrels over a period of 12 months. Our red Châteauneuf-du-Pape is made in the traditional way. The vines are between 35 and 75 years old. The grapes harvested manually are 60% destemmed. The fermentation is followed by thermoregulation, it lasts from 25 to 35 days.
Blend: 55% Grenache, 25% Syrah, 15% Mourvèdre and 5% Cinsault
Robert Parker - "From yields that averaged under 20 hectoliters per hectare, the 2017 Chateauneuf du Pape is a lush, full-bodied beast, loaded with plummy fruit and shadings of licorice and peppery spice. It's got less Grenache than usual in the blend, being comprised of 55% Grenache, 25% Syrah, 15% Mourvèdre and 5% Cinsault. 92-94 Points"
Jeb Dunnuck - "The classic 2017 Châteauneuf Du Pape comes from tiny, tiny yields and checks in as 60% Grenache, 15% Each of Syrah and Mourvèdre, and the rest Cinsault that was 70% destemmed and brought up in a mix of used barrels. It's a beautiful, layered wine that delivers the goods, offering loads of black raspberry fruit, notes of spice, garrigue, licorice, and pepper, medium to full body, good acidity, and a great finish. Beautifully balanced, it can be drunk today with incredible pleasure or cellared for 15 years or more."
Antonio Galloni - "Shimmering magenta. Expressive aromas of fresh red berries, candied lavender and smoky minerals take on a subtle garrigue nuance with aeration. Juicy and energetic on the palate, offering appealingly sweet raspberry, cherry and floral pastille flavors that display outstanding delineation. Shows real energy and finishes long and gently tannic, with lingering mineral and floral notes. 91-92 Points"
|Winery||Domaine Pierre Usseglio|
|Grape Varietals||Grenache, Mourvedre, Syrah|