Château de Vaudieu Rouge 2015
AOC CHATEAUNEUF DU PAPE
This classic wine represents our main cuvée characteristic of the style of the estate.
Grape variety: 80% Grenache noir 20% Syrah
Terroir: This cuvée is the blend of our best plots of black Grenache and syrah on sandy soil and red sandstone.
Harvest: After waiting for the optimum ripeness, the grapes were harvested manually between 25 September and 2 October 2015.
Vinification: The grapes are destemmed and crushed and then conveyed in a stainless steel tank. The temperature is maintained at around 25 ° C. during the alcoholic fermentation. The duration of maceration is approximately 30 days during which, pump-over and rack and return daily according to the tastings of our oenologist Philippe CAMBIE.
Aging: Syrahs are aged for 12 months in a Burgundy barrel of one wine and more, while Grenache ages in concrete vats.
Tasting: A robust ruby color. The nose reveals a subtle blend of strawberry jam and cocoa bean, then notes of white pepper take the ascendant. In the mouth, the attack is fresh thanks to a fine concentration of menthol tannins, which evolves towards notes of graphite. To be drunk from now and for hte next 20 years, at 16 ° C.
Food and wine pairings: on a leg of lamb decorated with a beautiful au gratin dauphinois, a roasted suckling pick.
Robert Parker 93 points:«Vaudieu is on a roll. Even the 2015 Chateauneuf du Pape is a star, boasting forward aromas of garrigue and ripe raspberries. Full-bodied, richly textured and tannic, this wine will likely close down shortly. But the long, fruit and spice-driven finish gives me confidence it will then reemerge in five-plus years ». Joe Czerwinski (October, 2017)
Wine Spectator 94/100 :"Richly layered, with hedonistic fig, boysenberry and raspberry confiture flavors that roll over each other while mouthwatering anise, fruitcake and black tea notes chase behind. Best from 2020 through 2040. – JM.