Château Sixtine Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2019
- Rich, full-bodied
Welcome to the new vintage of Château Sixtine, our most popular Châteauneuf-du-Pape ever!
Buyer John Clark describes it as ‘one of the best wines I’ve ever bought’. Nobody’s going home disappointed with this. It’s generous and rich, but amazingly approachable at the same time. You’ll decant it, of course, to get every millimetre of depth and nuance out of it. But you won’t feel like you’re missing out by drinking it now. Have a couple this year, a couple in five, and a couple in ten. Then open your second case for the following decade. Go for a meaty lamb roast with this, and don’t spare the Provençal herbs.
“The flagship (this lineup can be slightly confusing) is the 2019 Châteauneuf Du Pape Chateau Sixtine and it’s mostly Grenache with solid amounts of Syrah and Mourvèdre, that’s raised in concrete and used barrels. It’s another rich yet incredibly polished, seamless barrel sample that has ample blackberry and black raspberry fruits as well as notes of chocolate, cured meats, and spice, full-bodied richness, plenty of polished tannins, and a great finish.”
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- Alcohol by Vol.
- Bottle Vol
- Blend Info
- 58% Grenache 17% Mourvèdre 25% Shiraz
- Serving Temp.
My sister Nicci calls these "puddingstone wines", because the vines are literally grown on soils lightly covering giant boulders roughly translated as "pudding stones". Châteauneuf-du-Pape has a rich history, and the reds (usually grenache-predominant) can be a blend of up to 13 grape varieties, including some cheeky whites to round out the mix. The resultant wines are complex, brooding but usually not giant, and delicious. Especially if you call them puddingstone wines.