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Domaine Berthet-Capeau Exil des Papes

Alcohol:   14%
pH: 3.81
Residual Sugar:   1.8

Jancis Robinson Blind Tasting Score 17.5 points: Mid crimson. Something creamy and intriguing about the nose of this. Lovely texture and a good combination of freshness (not tartness or sourness) and not-overripe fruit. A cool, almost austere version of Châteauneuf but one that works.

All organically farmed and certified by EcoCert. Domaine Berthet Rayne is located in the heart of the Chateauneuf-fu-Pape appellation, has been in the family for 4 generations. Owner Laure Berthet Rayne owns 25 hectares of vines. The majority of their vines are situated in the Chapouin, Coudoulet and La Gardiole lieux-dits in the northern part of Chateauneuf du Pape. Much of their terroir consists of clay and chalk soils. Their oldest vines are more than 100 years of age.

100 % Grenache from Lieu-dit: Coudoulet.
Sweet black cherry and black raspberry fruit, incense, camphor and licorice aromas, jump from the glass of this elegant, pure, full-bodied, luxuriously fruity, extravagantly concentrated wine. Beautifully balanced with fresh acids and a long finish, it , too, should drink well for 10-15 years.

The vinification process benefits from the use of a modern equipment : a light pressing and destalking for certain vintages ; with fermentation carried out at automatically regulated temperatures – all give our wines a more delicate and fruity flavor and allow them to age well.
Winemakers: Laure Berthet Rayne & Martial Capeau

General Market

Excellent on its own and with meat and venison dishes as well as
well matured French and Italian cheeses.
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