2019 La Berthaude Tradition Chateauneuf du Pape 750ml
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Châteauneuf du Pape Rouge “Cuvee Tradition” 2019: 65 year old vines Average; 80% Grenache, 10% Syrah & 10% Mourvèdre; vinified and aged in cuve; this is a special cuvee upon our request to showcase the intensity of raw material achieved by Xavier without any wood influence; Garnet color; very ripe nose of ripe cherry and red fruits with nice savory garrigue and pepper. On the palate the wine rich and round packed with red fruits, roasted meat, smoked herbs, great polish and balance with a smooth finish. Excellent value!
The young and diligent Xavier Rolin is the 5th generation of vignorons in his family. Xavier is a cousin of the famous Perrin owners of Chateau Beaucastel in Courthezon. His family domaine is based in the village Chateauneuf du Pape very close to the Orange border. This district of the appellation is called Berthaude, thus the name Maison la Berthaude. Xavier’s family owns 40.5 total hectares. 15.5 hectares in Chateauneuf du Pape, 20.5 hectares in Cotes du Rhone & Villages and 4.5 IGP. About 20% of the domaine’s production is white wine.
The domaine's vineyards span out over 72 individual parcels, each sub-plot has its own distinct reflection of “terroir”. And while some of the vines are more than 100 years old, the average vine age at the domaine is about 60 years old; 85% of the vines are over 22 years of age. The Chateauneuf vines are planted on two types of soil. The first is a clay and limestone subsoil covered by the famous galets roules (large riverbed rounded stones). The second type of soil contains much more sand and fashions wines with higher toned aromatics and finesse.
Size: 15.5 Hectares in Chateauneuf du Pape; 20.5 Hectares in Cotes du Rhone & Cotes du Rhone Village
Soil: Cailloux (riverbed stones), clay, calcaire, and sand
Grapes: Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre, Cinsault, Terret, Vaccarèse, Counoise, Grenache Blanc, Viognier, Clairette, Roussanne and Bourboulenc
Vinification: Cuve, stainless steel, Foudré and barrel (228L)