Bajo la histórica y prestigiosa apelación Châteauneuf-du-Pape encontramos este vino parcelario,  procedente del pago Croix de Bois que resulta frutal y explosivo, y que proviene de una Garnacha más joven con 45 años de media. Una variedad que siempre da lo mejor de sí sobre los característicos suelos de esquistos y arcillas rojas arenosas y que en 2017 ofrece una interesante complejidad aromática.


Ficha técnica

La bodega
14.0% vol.
100% Garnacha


Temperatura de servicio
Se recomienda servir a 16 ºC.
Hasta 2040 si se conserva en óptimas condiciones.

Viñedo y elaboración

5 hectáreas.
45 años.
Esquistos descompuestos sobre arcilla roja arenosa.
La fermentación se realiza en depósitos de hormigón. Las uvas de despalillan, la maceración dura aproximadamente 3 semanas. Solo se utiliza el mosto flor.
Crianza de 14 a 16 meses en depósitos.

Opinión de los críticos

Jeb Dunncuk:

More blackberry, blueberry, violets, ground pepper, and flowers emerge from the 2017 Châteauneuf Du Pape Croix De Bois, which is also all Grenache brought up in concrete. It's full-bodied, deep, seriously concentrated, has ample tannins, and a huge finish. This is another brilliant Grenache from Chapoutier that delivers everything you could want from the variety. Surprisingly, it’s less approachable than the Barbe Rac (which is normally the more structured wine) and will benefit from 4-5 years of bottle age.

The Wine Advocate:

Another 100% Grenache CdP, the 2017 Chateauneuf du Pape Croix de Bois hints at garrigue on the nose, then eases into a dense, compact ball of dark fruit. Concentrated and tannic, this looks as if it will need five years or more to slowly unfurl its dense layers of dark berries, black olives, licorice and tea.

James Suckling:

Deeply herbal nose with some dark chocolate notes alongside red cherry, plum and strawberry, just a hint of surmaturité to the fruit. Transparent ruby-plum in colour. Very rounded and full in body, with an internal sweet ripeness. Ample acidity and remarkably muscular tannins bring balance and length. The tannins have a noticeable grain and a slight dryness. This should age for longer than a typical Croix de Bois. From a vineyard with rolled stones and sandy clay near the town of Bédarrides in the east of the appellation, lieu-dit Croix de Bois. This is made from 58-year-old Grenache vines, all destemmed, fermented then matured for 18 months in concrete. Yields of just 11 hl/ha due to coulure. Drinking Window 2020 - 2029.


Dark-berry aromas here with licorice, graphite, star anise and cardamom. The palate has density and depth with layered tannins, soaked in ripe dark fruit. Try from 2024.