Châteauneuf-du-Pape: Domaine du Père Caboche Rouge 2020
"This cuvée is a year-in, year-out classic, complex wine, and the 2020 Châteauneuf Du Pape doesn't appear to break that trend. Lots of ripe cherry, peppery herbs, toasted nut, and meaty notes define the bouquet, and it's medium-bodied, with a supple, elegant texture, light tannins, and a great finish. 90-92/100."
Jeb Dunnuck - JebDunnuck.com
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.
Le Vieux Donjon's red Châteauneuf' shows the appellation in a very pure light, with a wealth of wild herb and berry scents and flavours, a core of dark autumnal fruit and a fine framework of tannins. It comes into its own at 3 to 5 years of age and will age gracefully thereafter for a further decade or more.
|Style||Red Wine, Sec, Medium-bodied, Non Sparkling|
|Wine Region||Rhône, Châteauneuf du Pape|
|Grape Variety (Cépage)||Grenache Noir, Mourvèdre, Other local varietals, Syrah|
|Food & Wine Matching||Beef, Casserole, Chicken and Turkey, Mushrooms|
|Cellarage||Drinks well from the off and up to 8+ years from vintage.|
|Vinification||The 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 (%)||15.5|