Chateau Rayas Châteauneuf du Pape Rouge Reserve 2009

Chateau Rayas Châteauneuf du Pape Rouge Reserve 2009

Chateau Rayas, 0,75 l - 14.00%
100% Grenache

CHF 1,664.37
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Rhone Valley - France
Red still

How to serve

Serve at:

18 - 20°C.

Decanting time:

1 Hour

Longevity:

15 - 25 years

Glass:
Full Bodied and Very Aged Red Wines
Chateau Rayas Châteauneuf du Pape Rouge Reserve 2009
The Château Rayas features among the very greatest of French wines. Many connoisseurs consider it to be the best AOC wine. This estate was founded relatively recently by Louis Reynaud (the vines were planted in the early 1920s), who set himself apart from traditional customs practiced in Châteauneuf du Pape. In a region traditionally blessed with the balmy rays of the sun in the summer, he positioned most of his vineyard to the north, and mainly focused on a single grape variety (Grenache) in a appellation where thirteen are permitted. His son Jacques is portrayed as an unusual character - eccentric, even. He took up the relay, carrying the wines to dizzying new heights and levels of quality while employing traditional techniques. Today, the estate is run by his nephew, Emmanuel Reynaud.

One peculiarity of this Châteauneuf du Pape is that a staggering proportion is comprised of Grenache: 98% of the blend, approximately. The wine-maker prioritises low yields (no more than 18 hectolitres per hectare) in order to allow the exceptional land to express itself: the sandy soil here is not home to the characteristic bed of pebbles that the area is known for, because Louis Reynaud removed them by hand! Fermentation is carried out in concrete vats and the wine is aged for an average of 20 months in old oak barrels. In good years, Château Rayas reaches incredible levels of voluptuous smoothness. This wine is characterised by extraordinary aromas of cherry and raspberry, resulting in a finesse and power that has no equivalent in the appellation. A second wine, Château Pignan is also made here, and is of flawless quality.

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Features

Name Chateau Rayas Châteauneuf du Pape Rouge Reserve 2009
Type Red still
Classification AOC Châteauneuf du Pape Rouge
Year 2009
Size 0,75 l Standard
Alcohol content 14.00% by volume
Grape varieties 100% Grenache
Country
Region Rhone Valley
Allergens Contains sulphites
On offer Price Chateau Rayas Châteauneuf du Pape Rouge Reserve 2009 CHF 1,664.37  inc VAT

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Robert Parker
98/100 
2009
xtraWine
96/100 
2009
Vinous
97/100 
2007
Wine Spectator
93/100 
2007
Vinous
94/100 
2004
Vinous
91/100 
2001
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