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Châteauneuf-du-Pape La Combe des Fous

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Châteauneuf-du-Pape La Combe des Fous Bottle
Appellation
Châteauneuf-du-Pape
Variety
Grenache, Syrah, Cinsault, Vaccarèse
Age of Vines
50-100+
Farming
Sustainable
Soil
Clay limestone, galets
Altitude
120 meters
Fermentation
Fermentation in stainless steel and concrete tanks
Aging
Grenache 12 months in concrete tanks, remaining varieties aged 12 months in French oak

Overview

Combe des Fous literally means, the hill of the fool. The hill, in this case, is located in the far southern reach of Le Crau which was left barren for many centuries because the layer of galets was so exceedingly deep that everyone assumed vines could never survive there. The fool in this situation is Edmund Tacussel, the great-great-grandfather of Vincent and Pascal Maruel who planted a Grenache vineyard on this site in 1905. That old-vine Grenache forms the heart of this cuvée with a small amount of Syrah, Cinsault and Vaccarèse.

Ratings & Reviews

98

2018 Châteauneuf-du-Pape La Combe des Fous

Source: JD

97

2018 Châteauneuf-du-Pape La Combe des Fous

Source: WA

97

2017 Châteauneuf-du-Pape La Combe des Fous

Source: JD

97

2017 Châteauneuf-du-Pape La Combe des Fous

Source: WA

98

2016 Châteauneuf-du-Pape La Combe des Fous

Source: JD

96

2016 Châteauneuf-du-Pape La Combe des Fous

Source: VM

95

2016 Châteauneuf-du-Pape La Combe des Fous

Source: WA

95

2016 Châteauneuf-du-Pape La Combe des Fous

Source: WS

96

2015 Châteauneuf-du-Pape La Combe des Fous

Source: JD

Rhône, France
  • Location
    Rhône, France
  • Appellation
    Châteauneuf-du-Pape
  • Proprietor
    Pascal & Vincent Maurel
  • Winemaker
    Vincent Maurel
  • Size / Elevation
    41 hectares / 120 meters
  • Portfolio
    Eric Solomon Selections

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