||12% Syrah, 70% Grenache, 12% Mourvedre, Cinsault, Counoise
||The grapes come from a varity of vineyard sites – Montalivet, La Crau, Les Blachières, Coste Froide, Bois Seneseau, Palestor, Bois Dauphin, Pied de Baud, Les Bousquets, Les Parrans, Les Marines, these localities extend of from the north to the south of the appellation. The orientation of the vineyards, the local climates and the soils are extremely varied (quartzite deposits, sands, mollasic sandstone, marine clay….) and allows one to adapt the varietal to the particular plot or to use the various expressions of the same varietal.
||A partial destemming takes place and the vats are gravity filled. The wine is made avoiding maximal extraction, on the contrary the sought after qualities are elegance and freshness. The free run juice and the press juice are raised seperately, mainly in concrete tanks where they undergo their malolactic fermentation. After the final blend is made the wine continues to mature in big vats.
||90% big vats (60 years old) and 10% old barrels.
||Price Clos du Mont Olivet Chateauneuf du Pape Rouge 2017 € 30.80