Château de la Gardine
Château de la Gardine Châteauneuf du Pape Tradition Rouge 2018
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60% Grenache, 15% Mourvèdre, 20% Syrah, 5% Muscardin
Château de la Gardine's flagship wine, and it shows. A thrilling combination of power with finesse, from the Southern Rhône's most prestigious appellation.
91 points Robert Parker
Tasting notes: Rich raspberries, blackberries, hint of florals, finishing with cacao nibs, vanilla, a light leather note and warm toasted spices.
Drink with: Excellent on its own or with grilled meats, lamb, venison, and game birds like guinea fowl and pheasant if you have access to such. Also great with aged cheeses like aged Gouda or Comté -- the ripe pure power in this wine more than holds its own against the aged cheeses' salinity and depth of flavour. Serve at 18C
Winemaking notes: Vines are 40-60 years old, and planted on three types of soils, Alpine 'galets roulés', Urgonian limestone and Miocène sandy-clay. Grapes are blended before vinification, which is the traditional way of making wine in the region. This method creates greater synergy and balance in the final wine, as compared to separate fermentation of each grape before blending three raw wines. Château de la Gardine is one of the last few wineries to vinify using this method.