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

    points

    Clos de L’Oratoire des Papes CDP Rouge Les Chorégies
    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

    points

    Clos de L’Oratoire des Papes CDP Rouge Les Chorégies
    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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