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2010 Domaine de Monpertuis (Paul Jeune) Chateauneuf Du Pape Secret de Gabriel Vieilles Vignes

Light signs of past seepage; light label condition issue

ITEM 8014274 - Removed from a temperature controlled wine cellar

Bidder Amount Total
$50
Item Sold Amount Date
I8059522 1 $48 Jan 9, 2022
I8050865 1 $40 Jan 2, 2022
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RATINGS

96+ Jeb Dunnuck

...aromas of blackberry, licorice, roasted meats, pepper, and hints of leather, this powerful, full-bodied...beautifully textured, rich, and balanced...

93-95Vinous / IWC

Vibrant, spice-accented aromas of cherry pit, black raspberry and potpourri, with a hint of star anise in the background. Juicy and incisive on the palate, with powerful red fruit liqueur flavors that pick up spiciness and minerality with air. The mineral and spice notes repeat on the very long, pure, focused finish.

93Wine Enthusiast

The blackberry and black cherry fruit of this wine is bold, fresh...bright acids that give it a crunchy feel...full bodied and richly textured...

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.