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Châteauneuf-du-Pape La Gardine Cuvée des Générations Marie Léoncie Famille Brunel 2012

  • Yellow fruit
  • Gastronomic wine
  • Wine for ageing
  • Color:White
  • 14% 
  • 0.75L
  • Intensity
  • Rich

Complex, velvety, opulent and particularly aromatic, this white Châteauneuf-du-Pape will be able to whet the taste buds of those who love well-cooked poultry or fish. More info

  • Quantity: 1 Bottle
  • Level: 1 into-neck
  • Label: 1 very slightly marked label, 1 label covered with film
  • Country/Region: Rhône
  • Appellation/Wine: Châteauneuf-du-Pape
  • Producer/Owner: Famille Brunel
  • More information....

Châteauneuf-du-Pape La Gardine Cuvée des Générations Marie Léoncie Famille Brunel serve at a temperature of 12°C. It will pair perfectly with the following dishes: Blanquette de veau, Lotte safranée, Curry de volaille.

  • Vintage score: 16/20
  • Lot presentation
    Châteauneuf-du-Pape La Gardine Cuvée des Générations Marie Léoncie Famille Brunel

    Cuvée presentation

    Made almost entirely of Roussanne, this cuvée comes from a soil rich in pebbles, limestone and sand. The domain, which favours manual harvesting, has carried out direct pressing, vinification in new oak barrels and 10 months élevage, punctuated by bâtonnage and regular racking. Thus, unsurprisingly, this white Châteauneuf-du-Pape unfurls opulence and complexity which results in a velvety palate enhanced by hints of honey, dried fruit and white flowers. Suitable for keeping, this white wine will pair perfectly with a fine white meat or a well-cooked fish.

    Information about domain Château de La Gardine

    The winemaking tradition in the Brunel family dates back to the 17th century, but it was 1945 when the famed négociant Gaston Brunel bought Château de la Gardine. The origin of the name “la Gardine” has been much deliberated; the château's location overlooks the Rhône valley and suggests that it served as a watch tower, hence the French root “garde”. The name could also have come from Gardini, an aristocratic family from Entraigues and Fargues (near the city of Orange) who may have been erstwhile owners. Today the domain is run by the two sons of Gaston Brunel, Patrick and Maxime, and it stretches over 52 hectares of Châteauneuf-du-Pape vineyard. 70% of their production is exported to as many as thirty different countries. In 1998, predicting the growth of Lirac wine region, the family decided to purchase Château Saint Roch: 40 hectares offering fabulous value for money. They also lead a dynamic négociant business which promotes the diversity of the Rhône valley, thanks to Patrick Brunel's demand for excellence and the trusting relationship he maintains with winemakers in the region. Over the years the Brunel family have made huge efforts in respect of the environment, including by encouraging biodiversity (20 hectares of forest surround the vineyards), controlled cover planting as well as using indigenous yeasts, minimal sulphite additions and technology to track and tackle disease spread.

    Detailed characteristics

    • Quantity: 1 Bottle
    • Level: 1 into-neck
    • Label: 1 very slightly marked label, 1 label covered with film
    • Origin: Private individual
    • Type of cellar: Classic underground cellar
    • Recoverable VAT: No
    • Original Wooden Case / Original Case: No
    • French customs seal: no
    • Alcohol percentage: 14 %
    • Country/Region: Rhône
    • Appellation/Wine: Châteauneuf-du-Pape
    • Producer/Owner: Famille Brunel
    • Vintage: 2012
    • Color: White
    • Service temperature: 12°
    • Viticulture: Environment friendly 
    • Intensity: Rich
    • Dominant aroma: Yellow fruit
    • Tasting occasion: Gastronomic wine
    • Grape variety: 80% Roussanne, 15% clairette, 5% bourboulenc
    Châteauneuf-du-Pape La Gardine Cuvée des Générations Marie Léoncie Famille Brunel
    Châteauneuf-du-Pape La Gardine Cuvée des Générations Marie Léoncie Famille Brunel

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    Châteauneuf-du-Pape La Gardine Cuvée des Générations Marie Léoncie Famille Brunel 2012

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