Domaine Saint Préfert Chateauneuf du Pape Tradition 2019
- Textured, savoury
When crafted by a skilled winemaker such as Isabel Ferrando at Domaine Saint Préfert, Châteauneuf-du-Pape is one of the most expressive, compelling and age-worthy red wines in the world. This is ‘Tradition’, a wine aged entirely in concrete tanks to put the spotlight squarely on the purity of fruit.
Saint-Préfert recently celebrated its 100th anniversary of making wines that truly start in the vineyard. The soils are stony, porous and filtering, allowing the vines to root deeply in clay. With such extreme temperatures in the Rhône, these deep roots are vital to accessing water, resulting in grapes of immense intensity and richness.
Rather than try to outdo the professional wine writers, we’ll point you in the direction of Jeb Dunnuck’s review below. It’s just one of several such reviews that speak to the excellence of this wine.
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“Gorgeous black raspberries, strawberry, spring flowers, incense, and assorted Provençal spice notes all emerge from the 2019 Châteauneuf Du Pape, a medium to full-bodied, incredibly pure, utterly seamless 2019 that excels on all accounts. Madame Ferando continues to knock it out of the park in just about every vintage, and this is well worth seeking out. The base cuvée is 85% Grenache and 5% each of Syrah, Mourvèdre, and Cinsault, aged all in concrete tanks. These will be the last wines under the Domaine Saint-Préfert label; going forward, the wines will be under the Domaine Isabel Ferrando label.”
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- 85% Grenache and 5% each of Syrah, Mourvèdre, and Cinsault
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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.