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Domaine SAINT SIFFREIN Châteauneuf du Pape Red 2020

TRADITION
Harmonious and elegant wine with soft tannins, true to its terroir.
Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre, Cinsault.
Matured for 1 year in large oak vats.

The vintage

2020: a round and balanced vintage

Location

The Domaine is situated in the area of the CHATEAUNEUF DU PAPE Appellation.

Terroir

The terroir is clavey-chalky with large rounded sun-warmed stones, which diffuse a gentle, providential heat that helps the grapes to mature.

In the vineyard

For 40 years, we cultivate the vineyard with agriculture in an environmental friendly way.
The yield is low : 35 hl/ha.
The grapes are harvested by hand with a selection of the best grapes.

Vinification

The grapes are partial destemmed, slighty crushed and placed in a fermentation concrete tank. Long vatting time at controlled temperature from 25 days, with pumping-over to obtain a reasoned extraction of tannins.

Ageing

Maturing is done during 12 months on oak casks (45 hl) for 75 % and in tanks for 25%.
It's bottled at the Domaine.

Varietals

Grenache noir : 65%
Mourvèdre : 15%
Syrah : 15%
Cinsault : 5%

Specifications

Alcohol content: 15 ABV
Yield: 25 hL/ha
Age of vines: 50 years old
Aging in barrels: 12 month
Allergènes: Contains sulphites.

Serving

Serve at 16-18° C temperature.

Ageing potential

10 to 15 years

Visual appearance

A beautiful deep ruby red color

At nose

Complex of black fruits with hints of garrigue.

On the palate

Fleshy and complex with a beautiful structure with melted tannins that coat the mid-palate. The finish is long with aromas of black fruits.

Food pairings

Serve with red meats and game.

Classic food and wine pairings

Cheese, French cuisine, Red meat


Reviews


15/20
"Tight and extracted with forceful tannins that leave the palate chewy and pinched. Could do with a little more mid-palate fruit. Just a little too severe.
Drink 2024 - 2028
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92/100
"Smoke, spice, flowers, coffee bean, and cherries are in the nose, and on the fresh, vibrant, fruit-filled, spicy palate. The wine was made by blending Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre, and Cinsault. Give it a year or two in the cellar as there is potential for aging here." [+]
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90/100
"Exotic notes of baking spices, charcuterie, leather and both red and black fruits emerge from the 2020 Châteauneuf du Pape, a mouth-filling, round, textured, balanced 2020.
Drink this character-filled, outstanding Châteauneuf du Pape any time over the coming 10-12 years.
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89/100
"Kompleks duft, hvor flere elementer spiller ind fra start. Vinen udvikler sig flot i munden og arbejder i flere
lag. Intens, men levende. Dyb og stadig frisk og ren. Dejlig vin.
Parfum complexe, où plusieurs éléments entrent en jeu dès le départ. Le vin se développe magnifiquement en bouche et travaille dans plusieurs couches. Intense, mais vivant. Profond et toujours frais et propre. Bon vin.
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