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2010 Domaine de Saint Siffrein Châteauneuf-du-Pape

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June 2, 2024 - $33



94Robert M. Parker Jr.

...deep and full-bodied. One of the great buys of the vintage... abundant notes of black raspberries, incense, Asian plum sauce, garrigue and licorice. With stunning concentration and purity, a full-bodied texture and a long finish...


Domaine de Saint Siffrein

Domaine de Saint Siffrein was founded in the late 19th century by the great-grandfather of Cyril Chastan, who today owns and operates the estate with his family. The estate includes 37 acres in Châteauneuf-du-Pape and 12 acres in the Côtes du Rhone Villages appellation, and the entire estate has been certified as organic since 2012. Vines are, on average, 60 years old and the estate makes red and white Châteauneuf-du-Papes. Wine Advocate has described the estate as “low-profile, superb… (with vineyards in) two highly respected lieux-dits, Palestor and Cabrieres.”


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.