Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Dom. de Marcoux
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Organic

Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Dom. de Marcoux - 2017

Item # 34572 750mL
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Wine made from grapes grown organically using natural composting techniques and special preparations of herbal sprays while following the astronomical calendar.


Tasting Notes

An amazing vintage from an incredible producer. This was fermented in concrete and older foudre and is made from fruit from the northern part of Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Sophie Armenier has implemented many farming changes since the late 1970s and today this estate is at the top of quality in the appellation.


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Staff Pick Notes

Do not sleep on this vintage! 2016 is one for the history books for CDP, and they’re not making any more of it! I was so excited when I saw we had brought this in that I immediately picked up a handful of bottles, some for now, some to lay down for some years to see how their magical journey unfolds. I strongly suggest you do the same. Made with fruit sourced from thirteen different sites encompassing a wide range of terroirs, the 2016 is 85% Grenache, 10% Mourvèdre, and 5% Syrah, aged primarily in concrete, yet with 10% in oak tanks. Just-out-of-the-oven strawberry pie, cherry lozenge, and heady garrigue aromatics lead the nose into a full-bodied palate of rich black-cherry, cola, plum, and a blockbuster finish. Paired amazingly with braised beef shin and sautéed broccoli rabe.

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Astor's Glossary of Terms

Grenache

The Grenache grape (a.k.a. Grenache Noir) produces relatively pale, fruity red wines that often stop just short of sweetness. Grenache is familiar to most wine drinkers as an ingredient in the blends of the Rhône and Languedoc-Roussillon, where it can add charm to varieties that are a little rougher around the edges. The distinguished Châteauneuf-du-Pape and Gigondas appellations are both...

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Mourvèdre

Known as Mataro in California and Monastrell in Spain, Mourvèdre can produce bold, tannic, highly alcoholic red wines. They usually show no shortage of fruit as well, and the best examples keep it all in perfect balance. Rhône-style blends are cropping up all over the world, and one of the classic tried-and-true combinations is "GSM," or Grenache-Syrah-Mourvèdre. The "M" contributes focus and...

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Rhône

Prestige in the north, value in the south: that’s the quick version of the Rhône story. Southern village appellations produce a dizzying stylistic range of delicious wines, while the prices for northern “trophy” bottles can be dizzyingly high. If you like smoky, leathery, earthy, macho red wines, however, the wines of the northern Rhône are well worth it. Prestigious northern Rhône appellations...

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Syrah

We'd like to clear this up once and for all: the Shiraz grape is genetically identical to Syrah. Australian winemakers put "Shiraz" on the map (and, many would argue, vice versa), and the term is now used throughout much of the New World. Let it never be said, however, that Shiraz and Syrah are the same thing: the region in which the grape is grown determines much about the flavor of the wine it...

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