2018 Domaine Chantepierre Cotes Du Rhone
Name: Côtes du Rhône Domaine de Chantepierre
Area: cave des vignerons de tavel, france (see Map)
Tasting notes: bright deep crimson with a pleasing and peppery nose – red fruit. soft attack in the mouth with a light structure – a very enjoyable wine to drink.
Food pairing: This wine goes perfectly with grilled red and white meat, charcuterie, savoury tarts, fresh pasta, lasagne or cannelloni and cheese
Location: The Cave des Vignerons de Tavel is in the Rhone Valley near Avignon and Châteauneuf-du-Pape.
Size of the vineyard / Total Production (in cases): 74 Acres
Terroir: Its geographical position in the heart of the Tavel vineyards is an indication of its deep local roots. Pebbles and Clay.
Age of the vines: 25 years
Yields: 45 Hl/Ha
Grape varieties: Black Grenache (50%) aromatic potential and smoothness - Syrah (30%) fruit – richness and structure -Carignan, Mourvèdre (20%) aromas of fruit and spices.
Vinification: destemmed grapes. Vatting for approx. 15 days, then pumping-over to blend. This is followed by alcoholic fermentation on the marc and pumping-over two or three times depending on the density. Temperatures are monitored to see if refrigeration is necessary.
Winemaker: Paul Sanchez
Owner: Christian Paly
Type of ageing : In stainless steel vats.
- The CAVE DES VIGNERONS DE TAVEL is in the purest Provençal style. It was built in 1937 when Tavel wines were labelled AOC. It is to date the only winery to be opened by a President of the Republic – Albert Lebrun in 1938. Cave de Tavel produces half of the Tavel AOC wines, as well as Lirac, Côtes-du-Rhône Villages and Côtes-du-Rhône. There are 140 producers, all involved in the day-to-day life of the winery and have their say in the investment decisions for making wines which frequently win medals and are regularly mentioned in wine guides.