Domaine Charvin Cotes du Rhone 2019


Produced from a blend of 81% Grenache, 7% Mourvedre, 5% Carignan and 7% Syrah. Deep dark red black tinged core with a dark red hue. Expressive dark raspberry, ripe cherry, red liquorice and clove aromas flow through the nostrils followed by a subtle meatiness and spicy pepper notes. Delicious spicy dark raspberry, ripe cherry and red liquorice flavours fill the mid weighted palate with elements of dried clove, earth and pepper lying underneath. Bright juicy finish showing plenty of freshness, nicely integrated tannins and a savoury pepper laden aftertaste.
Drink over the next 4-5 years. One of the great Chateauneuf du Pape producers and one of my favourite Cote du Rhones. Heart and soul southern Rhone style, highlighting Grenache and its ability to perform & produce delicious graceful wine

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“Charvin may indeed produce the Richebourg of Chateauneuf du Pape.”— Robert Parker Jr, The Wine Advocate

Estate is located in northern sector of Chateauneuf du Pape and Cotes du Rhone vineyards border directly on to Chateauneuf du Pape close to the estate winery. 100% whole bunch vinification in large cement. Ageing in cement tank for 18 months for both the reds with no fining or filtration.Charvin produces finely styled Grenache based wines showing great depth and finesse (approximately 80% Grenache for each wine with small amounts of Vacaresse and Mourvedre as well as small amounts of Carignan and Bourboulenc for the Côtes du Rhône). Winemaking is traditional with no de-stemming and all ageing is done in cement tanks. No wood is used for the elevage of either wine. There are no secrets here, simply old vines, very low yields and minimal winemaking intervention. The Côtes du Rhône is regularly rated as one of the very best from this area and perhaps it is not surprising as the vines for this cuvee border directly on to the appellation for Chateauneuf du Pape in the northern sector where they are located.

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