La Bastide Saint Dominique Secrets de Pignan Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2019
- Textured, savoury
This southern Châteauneuf-du-Pape made from 100% grenache from old vines is complex, intense and alluring. Although fresh and elegant at first, the oaky blend then envelopes your mouth with a deep, spicy and peppery finish. Full in body and perfectly balanced, this wine is here to stand out. La Bastide Saint Dominique estate’s combination of unique soil and old vines ensures that each wine is produced at a high level of quality. Bathed by the bright southern sun, the wines are juicy and big... just like the lamb or pork sausage you should pair it with.
“Silky and flowing, an elegant style of wine that's concentrated and fresh with fragrant thyme and black cherry flavours and a long finish that is focussed with sweet tannin. The alcohol is high - it's 100% Grenache after all - but the wine remains remarkably balanced. 6,000 bottles made. South-facing Grenache vines planted in 1920 on sand in lieu-dit Pignan, fermented and then matured in stainless steel for 18 months.”
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- 100% Grenache
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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.