"Chapoutier's Chateauneuf du Pape Barbe Rac is made from a tiny parcel of old vines planted in 1901 near the famed Chateau La Gardine. The 1994 Chateauneuf du Pape Barbe Rac possesses a textbook Provencal bouquet of lavender, garrigue, herbs, black olives, and jammy black-cherry scents. Powerful flavors bursting with extract and glycerin provide immense volume and force in the mouth, as well as a surprising sense of elegance and finesse. This full-bodied Chateauneuf du Pape will come around much sooner than the 1995 4-6 years, yet it will drink well for two decades."
In the Rhone Valley, or through the most beautiful regions of France and the world, the Maison M. CHAPOUTIER lets the terroir express itself.
ample, fleshy, hot and round. Outstanding density with an impressive length. According to the vintage, the wine can be kept from 30 to 60 years, indeed from 50 to 75 years.
Sommelier's advice: All meats : marinated or in sauces. cheeses.
The grapes are carefully selected during the harvest. This sorting is compulsory and allows the selection of the best bunches of grapes.
Quaternary terrace with a surface of shingles coming from the former bed of the Rhône. The parcel producing this single vineyard has a complex and various geological composition. Vines are 90 years old.
Grenache, being sensitive to oxidation, vinifications are made in concrete tanks. Fermenting lasts about 3 weeks (which allows a polymerization of tannins)with a temperature which varies between 30 and 33°C. Only the free-run wine is used in this single vineyard.