L' Avenue Red 2015
Grape variety: 100% Grenache noir.
Terroir: This cuvée comes from one of our best plots of black Grenache on a soil of “gré roux du Comtat”, mostly sandy, but also with some clay and limestone.
Harvest: After waiting for the optimum ripeness, the grapes were harvested manually on October 1, 2015.
Vinification: The grapes are destemmed and crushed and then conveyed in a concrete tank. The temperature is maintained around 25 ° C. during the alcoholic fermentation. The maceration lasted 30 days during which, pump-over and rack and return are made daily according to the tastings of our oenologist Philippe CAMBIE.
Aging: Grenache is aged for 18 months in demi-muids of 3 or more wines.
Tasting: this cuvée comes from a single vineyard of old Grenache on sandstone at the top of one of the hills of Châteauneuf-du-Pape. The nose reveals notes of raspberry coulis and black tea, the mouth is on the freshness and the fineness of the old grenaches on sandy soil. The aging in half-muids of more than 3 wines emphasizes the fruit without denaturing it.
Wine and Food suggestions: roast veal smoked in vine shoots, red wine jus, candied carrots and asparagus sauteed with old hazelnut.
Presse : 96/100 Wine Advocate: "100 % Grenache that’s aged all in demi-muids, the 2015 Chateauneuf du Pape l’Avenue is similar to the Amiral G., ye is slightly more tight, focused and concentratedComing from a tiny strip of vines located right next to Rayas, it offers sensational notes of strawberry jam, kirsch, mulled blackberries, raphite and exotic spices to go with full- bodied richness and depth, as well as fine, sweet tannin. Give bottles 2-3 years of cellaring, count yourself lucky, and drink them over the following 15 years or more”.
96/100 Wine Spectator:"Very silky in feel, with beguiling rooibos tea, bergamot and blood orange accents sitting atop the large core of cassis and raspberry pâte
de fruit. Everything is in lockstep through the finish, where buried minerality adds the ideal touch. Best from 2020 through 2035. – JM.