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Châteauneuf-du-Pape Santa Duc (Domaine) Habemus Papam Famille Gras 2018

  • Black fruit
  • Gastronomic wine
  • Color:Red
  • Biodynamics
  • 14% 
  • 0.75L
  • Intensity
  • Full-bodied

Qualified as Pontifical, this Châteauneuf-du-Pape is a real balanced gem of power and elegance. Should be kept for several years in the cellar. More info

This wine, qualified as Pontifical, is a true gem made from a meticulous blend of the four emblematic grape varieties of the region, offering wonderful balance, power and elegance. Grenache vieilles vignes, Syrah, Mourvèdre and Counoise are harvested manually, rigorously sorted and destemmed. They are subject to a short and sweet maceration with regular punching down. This cuvée has a spectacular aging potential (at least twenty years) and can be enjoyed with grilled red meat or pork ribs with two olives.

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Santa Duc (Domaine) Habemus Papam Famille Gras serve at a temperature of 16°C. It will pair perfectly with the following dishes: Oie de Champagne farcie aux marrons et aux truffes, Côte d'agneau maréchale, Civet de canard.

Peak: A boire jusqu'en 2043

  • Vintage score: 17/20
  • Lot presentation
    Châteauneuf-du-Pape Santa Duc (Domaine) Habemus Papam Famille Gras

    Cuvée presentation

    This wine, qualified as Pontifical, is a true gem made from a meticulous blend of the four emblematic grape varieties of the region, offering wonderful balance, power and elegance. Grenache vieilles vignes, Syrah, Mourvèdre and Counoise are harvested manually, rigorously sorted and destemmed. They are subject to a short and sweet maceration with regular punching down. This cuvée has a spectacular aging potential (at least twenty years) and can be enjoyed with grilled red meat or pork ribs with two olives.

    Information about domain Santa Duc

    Domaine Santa Duc enjoys a picturesque and idyllic setting at the foot of the Dentelles de Montmirail. Located in the Gigondas appellation, the Provence vineyard of Domaine Santa Duc has been in the same family for 5 generations. Their philosophy boils down to one word: respect. Respect for the vines they cultivate, respect for the biodiversity and respect for the soil. The domaine thus follows organic and biodynamic methods. The garpes are picked by hand then destemmed entirely or partially depending on the terroir. Maceration is slow and cold so as to give the wines fine tannins and aromatic complexity. Only native yeasts are used during fermentation and the wines are matured on fine lees and bottled unfiltered. As the great Robert Parker said: “Santa Duc combines the muscle, richness and fire of a classic Giogondas with a degree of elegance and purity that many wines of this appellation lack”.

    Detailed characteristics

    • Quantity: 1 Bottle
    • Level: 1 into-neck
    • Label: 1 good appearance
    • Origin: Producer
    • Recoverable VAT: Yes
    • Original Wooden Case / Original Case: No
    • French customs seal: no
    • Alcohol percentage: 14 %
    • Country/Region: Rhône
    • Appellation/Wine: Châteauneuf-du-Pape
    • Producer/Owner: Famille Gras
    • Vintage: 2018
    • Color: Red
    • Peak: à boire jusqu'en 2043
    • Service temperature: 16°
    • Viticulture: Biodynamics 
    • Intensity: Full-bodied
    • Dominant aroma: Black fruit
    • Tasting occasion: Gastronomic wine
    • Grape variety: Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre, Counoise
    Châteauneuf-du-Pape Santa Duc (Domaine) Habemus Papam Famille Gras
    Châteauneuf-du-Pape Santa Duc (Domaine) Habemus Papam Famille Gras

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