Châteauneuf-du-Pape La Bernardine, M. Chapoutier

Châteauneuf-du-Pape La Bernardine, M. Chapoutier

La Bernardine comes from a terroir of large rounded pebbles from the old bed of the Rhône. As usual, Maison Chapoutier focuses on Grenache but this cuvée contains a small proportion of Syrah and Mourvèdre. After careful sorting, only the best grapes are kept and then vinified in concrete vats as Grenache is sensitive to oxidation. Vinification takes place at high temperatures to extract as much colour and as many tannins as possible. The wine is then aged in concrete vats for 12 to 15 months. With its deep purple hue, its aromas are complex and refined, rich in black fruits, and jam-like, highlighted by peppery accents which come from the Syrah. On the palate it is delicate yet full-bodied. With its spicy finish, this wine has good ageing potential.

  • Type: Red
  • Country: France
  • Region: Rhône Valley
  • Vintage: 2016
  • Primary grape: Grenache
  • Bottle size: 75cl
  • Code: 37743
  • Expression: Barrel