The 2019 "is clearly a vintage of extremely high quality" proclaimed Vinous and many other publications, its wines combining elegance with power. Discover that in this fabulous new Châteauneuf with its lavish ripe black fruit and warm herbal spice.
In the pretty village of Saint Cecile Les Vignes lies a small winery, producing gems from the southern Rhône. The team work with growers in nearly all the prime appellations nearby, including Châteauneuf du Pape. Most of these vignerons have just a few rows of vines, but nurture them like children, harvesting the grapes and bringing them to the cellar with enormous pride. Winemaker at the cellar, Jean-Marc Pradinas, blended this luscious red from prime grapes. Protagonist Grenache packs in jammy raspberry fruit, while Syrah adds peppery spice and blackberry, and Mourvèdre a dark chocolaty flourish. Concentration is exceptional, thanks in part to the vintage. Irresistible now or cellar. Decant early and enjoy in big glasses so it opens out.
"From a terrific vintage, this is an exceptional Châteauneuf - utterly irresistible now, will age too"
Mark Hoddy Buyer for the Rhône