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2007 Domaine Gerard Charvin Châteauneuf-du-Pape

ITEM 8467065 - Removed from a subterranean, temperature and humidity controlled residential cellar; Obtained by inheritance; Consignor is second owner

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I8485198 1 $70 Oct 16, 2022
I8484365 1 $72 Oct 16, 2022
I8484365 2 $71 Oct 16, 2022
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97Robert M. Parker Jr.

A terrific nose of kirsch, lavender, licorice, forest floor, and spice box soars from the glass of this full-bodied effort.

95Wine Spectator

Even though this is crammed with fig and currant paste notes, it maintains a racy, silky feel, thanks to perfectly embedded structure and a complex backdrop of incense, charred mesquite, shiso leaf and freshly ground espresso.

94Vinous / IWC

Mineral-driven aromas of strawberry, black raspberry, potpourri and allspice, plus a whiff of white pepper. Very fresh, palate-staining red fruit flavors are complicated by floral pastille, baking spice and smoky herb nuances.

17Jancis Robinson

Mid crimson. Rich, sweet nose, and just slightly dry tannins...


Domaine Gerard Charvin

Domaine Gerard Charvin is a 20-acre estate in Orange, in France’s Southern Rhone Valley. It is owned and operated by Gerard Charvin and his son Laurent. For many years the Charvins sold their cuvees to negociants, but they now keep cuvees made from their best plots for wines sold under their own label. About 90% of the domaine’s vineyards are planted to Grenache, with about 5% Mourvedre and the rest planted to white varietals. Robert M. Parker Jr. has written that “this is a dazzling source of top-notch Chateauneuf du Pape that deserves more recognition.”


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.