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2015 Château Fargueirol Châteauneuf-du-Pape

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March 10, 2024 - $26

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RATINGS

92The Wine Advocate

...black cherries, dark-skinned plums and spice, veering gently into the baked, chocolaty spectrum...complete with a slightly warm, brandied finish.

90Jeb Dunnuck

...solid, with a layered, rustic style. It offers lots of black cherries, black raspberry, spice and garrigue aromas and flavors. Possessing medium to full-bodied richness, plenty of mid-palate depth and ripe, tannin...

88-90Vinous / IWC

Vibrant red fruit, floral pastille and spice scents pick up a smoky element with aeration. Sappy, gently sweet raspberry and cherry flavors show good energy and a suggestion of candied flowers. Silky and seamless in texture, finishing with bright mineral lift, supple tannins and a late jolt of warmth.

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.