A highly sought-after Châteauneuf-du-Pape from a star of the region.
A cult-like following is forming for this third generation winemaker.
Stephane Usseglio Fragments Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2020
$225 / 3PK
Stephane took over his family's estate in 1999 at the young age of 22, following in the footsteps of his father Raymond and his grandfather Francis. Each has left an indelible mark on the modern history of Châteauneuf-du-Pape and we're honoured to be able to share the wines with our Mofos.
$225 / 3PK
Why do we love this wine?
Fragments is such a cool name for this wine. Châteauneuf-du-Pape is almost always a blend, so each component is a fragment of the whole. Together, they meld into something magical. Stephane Usseglio has taken grenache, syrah, mourvedre, counoise and clairette as his fragments. The end result is a gorgeous mosaic of black fruits, sandalwood, licorice and chalky tannin. He ages the wine in concrete eggs and clay amphorae, building texture upon the fruit without hiding its purity behind oak. This is a wine of exceptional clarity, complexity and depth, showing exactly why the Usseglio name carries such weight in this historic region.
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