The flagship wine is composed predominately of Grenache (around 80%), with Syrah, Mouvèdre and Cinsault rounding out the blend. The wines are fermented in concrete vats and aged in large foudres. The grapes are partially de-stemmed (usually about 60%). The vines at this estate average over 60 years of age.
The grapes for this bottling are sourced from various lieu-dits from the Châteauneuf-du-Pape appellation: Montalivet, La Crau, Les Blachières, Coste Froide, Bois Seneseau, Palestor, Bois Dauphin, Pied de Baud, Les Bousquets, Les Parrans, Les Marines, Le Bois de la Ville, Cansaud, Les Gallimardes et Les Serres. - Winery
The only 2017 Chateauneuf-du-Pape presented (I’m not sure if there will be a Cuvee du Papet or not), the 2017 Chateauneuf-du-Pape is a charming, fleshy, yet concentrated barrel sample that has lots of old-school pepper, seaweed/iodine, and ample minerality as well as a big core of dark fruits. With good freshness, fine tannin, and notable purity, it’s going to be brilliant from bottle. - Jeb Dunnuck 91 Points