Wine Maker Notes
50% Grenache – 30% Mourvèdre – 10% Syrah – 8% Cinsault – 2% ClairetteOrigins: La Crau – Valori. Full clustersAged for 24 months in 2 to 4 years old barrels.I am always surprised to see how Gigondas and Chateauneuf wines are dissimilar. Then real questions can be asked about the cépages: is it a major element of winemaking or not?... My Chateauneuf 2009 is a sort of 2007 with less exuberance, less outspoken.. Cofermentation is very important in my Chateauneuf winemaking. Cinsaut and Mourvèdre are key points to build a balanced and firm Chateauneuf. On this terroir, the most traditional methods work at their best. For example a long ageing is an obligation in Chateauneuf: this is a time of «revelation», an incompressible time of «resolution». 2009 is a vintage of powerful and meaty wines. It was necesary more than ever to work with full clusters, have nice and well-ripe mourvèdre, age without any racking to preserve the heart of the fruit. There will be magnums of Chateauneuf 2009, for those who liketo party... Bottled without filtrationChristmas cake, gingerbread, fennel, garrigue, rosemary.