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Domaine SAINT SIFFREIN Châteauneuf du Pape Red 2021

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.

Winemaking

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 : 55%
Mourvèdre : 20%
Syrah : 20%
Cinsault : 5%

Specifications

Alcohol content : 15 % vol.
Yield : 25 hL/ha
Age of vines : 50 years old
Aging in barrels : 12 month
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


93/100
"Distinctly spicy berry fruits. Savoury but generous, deep and complex already. The acidity is deep set, well balanced, tannins quite dry and serious, grippy. A fairly powerful wine for the vintage that will take a few years to show its best. Likely to offer good value. Partly destemmed, fermented in concrete, aged in foudres and stainless steel."
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92/100
"The 2021 Châteauneuf du Pape has a classic, old school vibe in its darker cherry and berry fruits as well as peppery herbs, garrigue and leathery aromas and flavors. With medium-bodied richness on the palate, it brings solid structure and tannic grip, yet the balance is solid, it has good freshness, and a great finish. "
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91/100
"Minty, earthy, red fruits and garrigue fill the nose. The wine is medium-bodied, round, sweet, mildly spicy and fruity on the palate with an elegant wave of sweet, ripe, red fruits in the finish. " [+]
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91/100
"“Saint Siffrein’s 2021 Chateauneuf du Pape is rather light in hue, but it boasts attractive black cherry compote aromas, plus hints of cedar and vanilla. Mainly matured in foudres, this blend of 70% Grenache, 15% Syrah, 10% Mourvèdre and 5% Cinsault is full-bodied, expansive and supple, then slightly woody and astringent on the finish. Give it another year or two to settle down.” Juin 2023
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