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2016 La Ferme Du Mont Châteauneuf-du-Pape Vendange

ITEM 8094425 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased at retail

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$35
Item Sold Amount Date
I8094425 1 $35 Jan 23, 2022
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RATINGS

93The Wine Advocate

...notes of lavender and rosemary layered over strawberry and raspberry fruit. It's full-bodied and supple, yet it remains fresh, buttressed by hints of orange zest on the long, silky finish.

91-93Jeb Dunnuck

...ripe, hedonistic barrel sample that's overflowing with fruit and texture. Plums, licorice, violets, and hints of asphalt all emerge from this uber-ripe, full-bodied beauty that doesn’t pull any punches.

90-92Vinous / IWC

Highly perfumed aromas of cherry, raspberry and smoky minerals...good clarity and lift on the palate, offering ripe red fruit, spicecake and lavender flavors that become sweeter with air. At once rich and lively, with dusty tannins coming in late and adding grip to a long, floral-accented finish.

PRODUCER

La Ferme Du Mont

La Ferme du Mont is in Courthezon, in the Chateauneuf-du-Pape appellation of the Rhone Valley. It is owned and operated by Stephane Vedeau, a winemaker and vigneron who made wine in the Languedoc for years before moving back to the Rhone Valley in 2000 and buying Ferme du Mont, a 125-acre estate. Robert M. Parker Jr. has awarded the La Ferme du Mont Chateauneuf-du-Pape Cotes Capelan 96 pts in the past, writing that the wine comes from “an up- and-coming star of the appellation.” The estate also produces Cotes du Rhone.

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.