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2010 Xavier Vignon Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Anonyme

Light label condition issue

ITEM 8459615 - Removed from a temperature and humidity controlled wine storage unit

Bidder Quantity Amount Total
2 $45
Item Sold Amount Date
I8479837 2 $42 Oct 16, 2022
I8427847 2 $50 Sep 11, 2022
I8427879 2 $50 Sep 11, 2022
I8416210 1 $50 Sep 4, 2022
I8404713 3 $50 Aug 28, 2022
I8391561 1 $50 Aug 21, 2022
I8338427 2 $55 Jul 24, 2022
I8329184 2 $55 Jul 17, 2022
I8313610 1 $55 Jul 10, 2022
I8300837 2 $55 Jul 3, 2022
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RATINGS

95+ Robert M. Parker Jr.

...off-the-chart level of extract, lots of glycerin (nearly 16% natural alcohol) and copious black cherry, blueberry, forest floor, lavender and graphite characteristics.

PRODUCER

Xavier Vignon

Xavier Vignon is a consulting oenologist who works for many premier estates in the southern Rhône Valley. In 2002 he also created his own label to make wines with grapes sourced from through the Rhône Valley. Xavier Vignon now makes a full portfolio of red, white and rosé wines. The wines have earned ratings in the low to mid 90s from many wine writers.

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.