Château de Vaudieu Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2019
- Rich, full-bodied
This family run vineyard is located in the heart of Châteauneuf-du-Pape and is quite literally called the Valley of God (Val de Dieu). Making wine for over 250 years, the soil is grown on gentle slopes with premium sunshine, which allows the grapes to turn rich and juicy. Resting in oak barrels for a year and a half before it gets put in the bottle, this wine is big, bold and fabulous. With intense flavours of dried cherry, leather and chocolate, we recommend pulling this one out for your fanciest dinner.
Part of our Women in Wine Collection
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Winery Estate Manager: Sylvette Brechet
Fifth-generation winery owner, Sylvette has been managing the winery estate since 1987, passing the baton of the ‘Famille Brechet’ legacy by showing the ropes to her sons, Julien and Laurent.
“The base 2019 Châteauneuf Du Pape checks in as 58% Grenache, 25% Syrah, and the rest Mourvèdre and Cinsault that was brought up in demi-muids and used barrels. Offering a rocking nose of kirsch liqueur, toasted spices, candied orange, and garrigue, it hits the palate with full-bodied richness, an opulent, layered texture, silky tannins, and a great, great finish. This is a stunning, classic cuvée to enjoy over the coming 10-15 years.”
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My sister Nicci calls these "puddingstone wines", because the vines are literally grown on soils lightly covering giant boulders roughly translated as "pudding stones". Châteauneuf-du-Pape has a rich history, and the reds (usually grenache-predominant) can be a blend of up to 13 grape varieties, including some cheeky whites to round out the mix. The resultant wines are complex, brooding but usually not giant, and delicious. Especially if you call them puddingstone wines.