A true declassified Chateauneuf du Pape, the wine is a deep, nearly opaque purple, bringing confident aromas of raspberry, strawberry and blackberry to the nose, with eucalyptus, black pepper, licorice and floral notes. Touches of cinnamon and spice follow onto the medium to full-bodied juicy palate. The tannins are firm, ripe, and well integrated. It all makes for delicious fun.
For many generations the vines at Domaine de Chateaumar have been cultivated by father and son. Today it is Jean-Felix and Frederic Souret who manage the vineyard, always maintaining the greatest respect for nature : vineyards run for generations without any chemical weedkillers.
The family estate is located some 9 km from orange, on the D72 departmental road, in the heart of the production area for AOC Cotes du Rhone.
The vineyards of the estate include:
• 25 acres of AOC Cotes du Rhone, on stony clay-limestone soil.
• 12 acres AOC Chateauneuf du Pape. The soil of this prestigious appellation being red clay and large round cobbles.
The vineyard is naturally established from several noble varieties, principally Grenache, Syrah and Mourvedre.
Absolutely no herbicide is used here. The soil is turned several times during the year – providing aeration and suppleness – this allows the vine stocks to draw a wonderful energy from deep down to create beautifully formed grapes.
Once fully matured the grapes are hand-picked; selected and sorted with great care.
The vinification is carried out in our “wine-house” over more than 15 days. The grapes give us powerful wine with pepper and spice highlights, and the aroma of ripe red fruits.
The wines are stored with great care. They are aged over 12 to 18 months before bottling at the Estate (Domaine).
Sustainable Farming Estate