Domaine La Celestiere, Châteauneuf Du Pape, Cuvée Tradition 2011
- Organic Practice
Region: Chateaneuf du Pape, Southern Rhone, France
Grape Varieties: 55% Grenache, 15% Syrah, 15% Mouvedre, 15% Cinsault
50 to 90 years old vines. Aged in oak barrels forat least 18 months. Less than 20,000 bottles per year.
A rich bouquet of candied red fruit and black cherry. On palate, ripe cherries with hint of liquorice and chocolate. Long length and moderate tannins make this wine ready for drinking now, but will age well for a decade.
Rating: Rober Parker - 92 pts
Food Pairing: Barbecue Pork ribs, Roast beef
La Celestiere is located at several terroir in heart of ancient Chateaneuf du Pape villages. Many of their vines are close to 100 years of age. The winery is now one of the most modern domaines in Chateaneuf du Pape, and all vineyard work are done by organic practice. The winery has received extremely positive feedback from wine connoisseurs since re-launched in 2009. The wine style is prominent, pure, fruit forward and full of complexity.