Clos de L'Oratoire des Papes CDP Rouge Les Chorégies

AOC Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Rhône

Southern Rhône Valley, located on the upper part of the Châteauneuf-du-Pape region.  Selection of the best and oldest plots of 'Clos de l'Oratoire des Papes':
Galets Roulés: 1 ha of 60 y.o Grenache vines (« Lagrande ») and 1 ha of 30 y.o Syrah (« La Bigote »). Safres: 1 ha of old Grenache vines (« Les Saintes Vierges » & « Pignan »)

Tasting Notes

Appearance : The robe is intense burlat cherry with delicate ruby flashes.
Nose : The nose offers a selection of subtle notes (ripe red and vanilla fruit, followed by black pepper and fresh rosewood).
Palate : The attack is full of candour, bringing out the tannins and freshness. Fruit aromas complete a long finish.

Enjoy with caramelised spicy rabbit, or an autumn dish with ceps or truffles and game.

Complete de-stemming – crushing – pre-fermentation cold maceration for the Syrah, then fermentation, temperature maintained at 26/27°C. For the other wines, the temperature is maintained at under 30°C – 2 to 3 rack and return operations during the alcoholic fermentation stage, then during the maceration phase, punch down and light pumping over. Vatting in immersed cap for 4 weeks.  The wine is aged for 18 months in 80% new demi-muids and 20% in 300L barrels.

90% Grenache, 7% Syrah, 3% Mourvèdre

  • 92


    James Suckling, August 2017

    "Impressive fruit power and weight. This has an array of dark berry and ripe raspberry fruits in an energetic, fleshy and evenly structured style. Drink now."

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  • 93


    Wine Spectator, May 2020

    "This has a mature hint, with savory and minerally notes starting to emerge from the core, which is still held in check by a firm structure. Retains a well of dried cherry, red currant and garrigue elements in reserve, and this should unwind nicely with additional cellaring. Grenache and Syrah. Best from 2023 through 2032. —J.M"

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2015 Clos de L’Oratoire des Papes CDP Rouge Les Chorégies – Sell Sheet – 93 pts, Wine Spectator & 92 pts, James Suckling

2015 Clos de L’Oratoire des Papes CDP Rouge Les Chorégies – Vintage Notes

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