Châteauneuf du Pape: Domaine du Père Caboche Rouge 2015

"I should admit right here that I'm a sucker for more elegant styles of Chateauneuf du Pape. The 2015 Chateauneuf du Pape fit squarely into that wheelhouse. It's not hugely ripe or concentrated, but it offers bright raspberry-cherry fruit, a dusting of clove and allspice, a supple mid-palate and a silky finish, making it eminently drinkable now. It should drink well for at least a decade." 93/100. Drink 2017 - 2027. Joe Czerwinski, The Wine Advocate - Oct. 2017

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Tasting Notes
This is the Boissons principal red bottling of Châteauneuf', called simply 'Domaine du Père Caboche', which hails from mature rootstock on the Le Crau plateau. It is blended from 70% Grenache Noir, 10% each of Mourvèdre and Syrah and a diverse 'field blend' of lesser varieties. It is always a hedonistic and sensual offering. It has a bright red fruit bouquet and juicy, hedgerow berry palate supported by silky, soft tannins.
About this wine
StyleRed Wine, Sec, Medium-bodied, Non Sparkling
Wine RegionRhône, Châteauneuf du Pape
Grape Variety (Cépage)Grenache Noir, Mourvèdre, Other local varietals, Syrah
CellarageDrinks well from the off and up to 8 years from vintage.
VinificationThe grapes for this Châteauneuf du Pape are hand harvested from 40-60 year-old-vines and put in shallow buckets to protect the fruit from being crushed prematurely. The Syrah and Cinsault remain uncrushed while the other varieties are lightly crushed prior to fermentation. The grapes are then fermented in large thermo-regulated stainless steel vats 21 days prior to filtering and bottling.
Alcohol By Volume (%)14.5

Domaine du Père Caboche (Jean-Pierre & Emilie Boisson)

Jean-Pierre Boisson, former long-serving mayor of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, runs Domaine du Père Caboche with his children Emily & Nicolas. Members of the Boisson family have been both winemakers and blacksmiths for generations. The family nickname of Caboche derives from the old Provençal word for 'horseshoe nails' and their Vieilles Vignes cuvée is named after Elisabeth Chambellan, a local blacksmith's daughter who married Jean-Louis Boisson in 1772.


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One Minute Review - Châteauneuf du Pape: Domaine du Père Caboche Rouge

Emilie Boisson of Domaine du Père Caboche introduces the domaine's benchmark red Châteauneuf du Pape, a strong yet fruity and easy to drink wine, ideal with meat or cheese.

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