Arnoux Chateauneuf du Pape Rouge “Vieux Clocher”
WHY WE LOVE IT
- This is the winery’s traditional Chateauneuf-du-Pape bottling.
Varietal Composition: 65 % Grenache, 15 % Syrah, 15 % Mourvèdre, 5 % Cinsault
Elaboration: Traditional vinification with partial de-stalking and 12 days vatting, maturing in oak big barrel 12 months
Tasting Notes: Aromas of red fruit with animal and spice nuances. In mouth it will already be generous and its power will enchant you with its subtle silky tannins. A few more years will refine its bouquet, and develop aromas of mature fruits mixed with scents of leather.
2016: 92 pts – Wine Advocate
Marc and Jean-Francois Arnoux are the newest generation to perpetuate their family’s long history at this traditional domaine that sits next door to the old Vacqueyras church.
The family’s history in Vacqueyras dates back to 1731, and vineyard holdings are now 41 hectares in total, with additional volume supplemented with growing partners who have supplied the family for decades.
Always rich with garrigue, Arnoux’s offerings consistently overdeliver for us, and this is a producer we’ve been working with since our early days.