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[SOLD-OUT] Delas Freres Chateauneuf-Du-Pape Haute Pierre Rouge 2005

Robert Parker 90-92 Points!

Grape Varieties: 70% Grenache and 30% Syrah
Appellation:  Chateauneuf-Du-Pape AC
Region:  Southern Rhone, France




CHARACTERISTICS The vineyards are planted on alluvial reddish clay that lies on terraced slopes of sun-scorched rounded quartz stones. Average production: 20,000 bottles (75 cl.) per year. 

WINE MAKING After destemming and crushing, the grapes are put into concrete vats for alcoholic fermentation. This lasts approximately 10 days and is followed by an 8 to 10 days maceration to complete the extraction. After devatting and pressing, malolactic fermentation is carried out in vats.

MATURING The wine is drawn off under aeration, to enable natural stabilisation of the components to take place. It then goes into 60 hectolitre oak tuns for a period of 8 to 14 months.

TASTING NOTES The colour is a deep garnet red. To the nose, the "Haute Pierre” cuvée is characterised by strong spicy aromas, which show a rich, powerful body wrapped around with a more delicate yet tightly knit tannic framework. Rich and unctuous on the palate, the finish reveals some intense, liquorice like flavours.


Robert Parker 90-92 Points!

A blend of 70% Grenache and 30% Syrah, the 2005 Chateauneuf du Pape Haute Pierre boasts a deep, dark ruby/plum hue, full-bodied, powerful flavors (black fruits, pepper, earth, and spice), beautiful purity, admirable intensity, moderate tannin, and a textured, savory mouthfeel. Consume it over the next 10-15 years.

- Robert Parker Jr, Wine Advocate #169, Feb 2007

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