$ 400.00 AUD
Laurent Charvin runs this small family estate located in the north of Chateauneuf-du-Pape. The domaine has vineyard holdings of just 8 hectares in Chateauneuf-du-Pape and 13 hectares in Cotes du Rhone. The average age of the vineyards is over 50 years old with the oldest being nearly 80 years of age. Laurent Charvin describes his vineyard site as being cool for Chateauneuf as their vines are mostly planted on sandy north facing slopes. Certified organic.Charvin produces finely styled Grenache based wines showing great depth and finesse (approximately 80% Grenache for each wine with small amounts of Vacaresse and Mourvedre as well as small amounts of Carignan and Bourboulenc for the Côtes du Rhône). Winemaking is traditional with no de-stemming and all ageing is done in cement tanks. No wood is used for the elevage of either wine. There are no secrets here, simply old vines, very low yields and minimal winemaking intervention. The Côtes du Rhône is regularly rated as one of the very best from this area and perhaps it is not surprising as the vines for this cuvee border directly on to the appellation for Chateauneuf du Pape in the northern sector where they are located.
Region - The Rhône
Type - Large Bottles
Year - 2010
Winery - Northern and Southern Rhône
Grape - Châteauneuf-du-Pape
Volume - Magnum - 1.5L
The 2010 Domaine Charvin Châteauneuf-du-Pape is all class. Aromatics of sweet red and black fruits, lavender, wild herbs, and searing minerality flow to a full-bodied, powerful, and concentrated 2010 that has awesome density and richness, but is as elegant as it comes and ends fresh, ethereal, and light on the palate. Incredible!
Big and Rich, Captivating and Complex, Elegant and Fine, For the Cellar, Minimal Intervention, Smooth and Seductive, Something Special
Dark Berries, Red Berries
Florals, Herbals, Minerality, Spices, Toastiness
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!