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2016 Domaine des 3 Cellier Châteauneuf-du-Pape Alchimie

ITEM 8009445 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility

Bidder Amount Total
hartjm $33 $33
edwardru… $32 $0
monsecco $30 $0
frara $26 $0
$25
Item Sold Amount Date
I8009445 1 $33 Nov 28, 2021
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RATINGS

95The Wine Advocate

Powered by outrageously perfumed red berries, stone fruits and garrigue...the fruit and flowers of the region stay at the forefront of this full-bodied beauty. It's complex and plush yet retains grip on the long finish...

88-90Jeb Dunnuck

...a big, ripe effort that offers jammy notes of dark fruits, crushed rocks, and earth...has plenty of fruit, as well as an herbal, earthy undercurrent that comes out more with air...

15.5Jancis Robinson

REGION

France, Rhône Valley, Southern Rhône, Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Châteauneuf-du-Pape, the appellation, is a large area of nearly 8,000 vineyard acres centered around the picturesque town of Chateauneuf-du-Pape. Located in southeastern France just north of the Avignon hills, the name of the appellation means “new castle of the pope” and it is a reference to the 14th century, when the Popes of Avignon built summer homes in the Southern Rhone Valley. Today the appellation is one of the most renowned in France and its terroir is known for layers of small pebbles, called “galets.” The stones in the soil are thought to help store heat and keep the soil warm, which helps ripen the grapes. The stones also help keep the soil from drying out in hot summer months. In 1923 Châteauneuf-du-Pape was a leader in establishing the idea that AOC wines in France should be made only with specified grapes, and the appellation allowed 13 grape varieties to be used. Since then the rules have been slightly modified to include several more allowable grapes. Red and white wines are produced, though in practice about 97% of all Châteauneuf –du-Papes are reds made with a blend of Grenache Noir, Cinsault, Counoise, Mourvedre, Muscardine, Syrah and Vaccarese. The red wines of this appellation are prized for being big, rich, spicy and full-bodied. White wines of the appellation are made with Grenache Blanc, Clairette, Bourboulenc, Roussanne, Picpoul and Picardin. Whites are floral, fruity and relatively full-bodied.