Château de Vaudieu Rouge 2017
Avalado por notables puntaciones internacionales, este tinto de Châteauneuf-du-Pape elaborado principalmente con Garnacha es una forma perfecta para adentrarse en el universo mágico del sur del Valle del Ródano. Sus viñedos se encuentran próximos a Château Rayas, uno de los mitos de la zona. Cuenta con una estrella en la guía Hachette.
Viñedo y elaboración
Opinión de los críticos
The full-bodied 2017 Chateauneuf du Pape is a pleasure-giving mouthful of wine, a blend of 80% Grenache, 15% Syrah and 5% Mourvèdre. Tasted on two different occasions (once blind), I scored it consistently, although one occasion I found it more tannic. Cherry and black raspberry fruit abounds; the tannins are ripe and silky in texture; and the finish lingers, adding hints of crushed stone and brine. I noted chocolate on one occasion, which makes me think it might not be terribly long-lived, so my aging estimate is conservative.
Moving to the 2017s and starting with the base Châteauneuf Du Pape, it's a blend of 80% Grenache and 20% Syrah that was brought up mostly in demi-muids. Revealing a ruby/purple hue as well as notes of black raspberries, kirsch, garrigue, incense, and loamy soil and earth, this beauty hits the palate with beautiful depth of fruit, a layered, rounded, sexy texture, no hard edges, remarkable purity, and just tons of charm. Drink it any time over the coming decade or more.