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Oratoire is simply one of the greatest Estates in the Southern Rhône, a pioneer in biodynamics; low sulphur; the retention of old vines; and a producer of stupendous wines of depth, intensity, purity and terroir expression.
Region - The Rhône
Type - Red
Year - 2020
Winery - Northern and Southern Rhône
Grape - Châteauneuf-du-Pape
Volume - Standard - 750ml
We’re in mini-Châteauneuf territory. There are hints of spiced plum jam plus a little game flavour from the Mourvèdre. The palate is rich, succulent, and packed with flavours of black fruit and wild berries laced with black olive and liquorice. A wine of the south! A weave of tannin brings a fine structure to balance the generosity. This is for those who like their Rhône with real horsepower. Decanting will only add to the pleasure.
Big and Rich, Juicy and Fruity, Minimal Intervention, Totally Smashable
Cherries, Dark Berries, Plum, Red Berries
Earth, Florals, Herbals, Meaty, Spices, Candied Fruit, Tannins
Medium purple and ruby with a jolly, lifted and fruity nose of sweet ripe berries, plum jam, heady spice, savoury herbals and hints of venison. In the mouth it's punchy and drives with sweet pastille fruit, fresh plum, blackcurrant, licorice, black olive, bittersweet spice and zesty acidity that brings a lot of freshness. Fine tannins give texture and a touch of dryness. It's a wine that doesn't take itself too seriously, but with airtime this grows with complexity and elegance.
Châteauneuf-du-Pape is a French wine appellation in the Southern Rhone, known for its luscious, complex, elegant and mineral red and white blends. The whites are usually made with Grenache Blanc, Roussanne, Bourboulenc, and Clairette, while the reds use Grenache for it's foundation with additions of Mourvèdre, Syrah, Cinsault and more, but some of these wines can blend up to 20 varieties! Because of this, the results are often spectacularly complex and nuanced with a whole range of aromas and flavours and structure to last decades. These are some of the greatest wines on Earth!