CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE AOC " FOND DE CRAU "
Domaine de la Graveirette
Châteauneuf-du-Pape AOC "Fond de Crau" 2016
Grenache 70% - Mourvèdre 30%
93/100 Robert Parker
Terroir : 4 Ha vineyard located in Bédarrides, in the south eastern part of the appellation, on the edge of Châteauneuf du Pape’s Plateau de la Crau (the quintessential terroir of this AOC). The soil is a mix of sand and clay with many pebbles and flat stones.
Grape varieties : 70% Grenache, 30% Mourvèdre. High quality vines that are between 50-70 years old.
Harvest and Vinification : Hand harvested, with extreme selection. Totally destemmed then fermented using natural yeasts in stainless steel vats for a period of 3 to 4 weeks. The wine is then aged in steel tanks for 30 months.
Yields : 28-30 HL/Ha.
Tasting notes : Smooth, rich, dark fruit.