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Villeneuve Chateauneuf Du Pape Rouge 2012

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“Juicy, bright and vibrant, with plenty of plum, blackberry, ground herbs and violets, it too is medium-bodies, reasonably well-textured and nicely balanced. This biodynamically farmed estate covers just over 20 acres, located exclusively in the lieu-dit of Palestor, which is in the northern part of the appellation. they employ Rhone superstar oenologist Philippe Cambie.” Robert Parker – The Wine Advocate

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Domaine de Villeneuve is a small estate (8.4 hectares) situated in the northern sector of Châteauneuf-du-Pape. The estates vineyards border Château Beaucastel on one side, and Mont-Redon on the other. 90% of the vines are between 30 and 100+ years of age, with 75% Grenache, 10% Mourvedre, 8% Syrah, and 7% of other allowed varieties.

The estate was purchased by the du Roy de Blicquy and Wallut families in 1993.  Since then they have completely refurbished the estate. A modern winery was built under-ground over three levels to allow all operations to be carried out by gravity feed to eliminate the use of pumps. Ageing of the Grenache takes place in large enamel lined cement tanks and the Syrah and Mouvedre components are aged in large casks.

Using bio-dynamic practices the old vines were nursed back to health and only a small percentage of the vineyard was re-planted , mostly to Syrah and Mourvedre. Yields are kept at a very low 24 to 28 hectoliters per hectare, and the percentage of wine matured in barrels never exceeds 20% of the total. These are stylish wines of intensity, depth and grace that possess natural balance and moderate alcohol levels with no undue heaviness or extract.

Additional Information

Volume (ml)750ml
Winemaking PracticesMinimal Intervention
Vineyard PracticesOrganic/Biodynamic
Product typeWine Red Rhone Style Blends
Vintage2012
CountryFrance
RegionRhone Valley
Sub-RegionChateauneuf du Papes

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