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2020 Frederic & Daniel Brunier Chateauneuf Du Pape Piedlong

Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased direct from a distributor

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94-95James Suckling

This beautiful Rhone red will delight Burgundy fans, A fragrant Chateauneuf, in which grenache shows its floral side. So juicy, but this glides over your palate, the balance of creamy richness and elegant tannins spot on. Long, graceful and delicate finish.

93Jeb Dunnuck

Strawberries, cherries, white flowers, and a touch of chalky minerality define the nose, and it's medium-bodied and finesse-driven on the palate, with ultra-fine tannins.

16Jancis Robinson

Forward, juicy, fragrant Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Dark fruits, intriguing violet hints on the nose. Plenty of sweetness on the palate with crisp acidity and warming alcohol to finish.


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.