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Châteauneuf-du-Pape Val de Dieu

Chateau de Vaudieu

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Val de Dieu Bottle
Appellation
Châteauneuf-du-Pape
Variety
Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre
Age of Vines
40-70
Farming
Sustainable
Soil
Sandy sandstone, sandy limestone, sandy clay
Altitude
100-110 meters
Fermentation
Hand harvested, destemmed, fermented in tronconic concrete tanks, 30 day maceration with delestage, remontage or pigeage
Aging
18 months in French oak barrel, 600L demi-muids (Grenache) and 228L barriques (Mourvedre & Syrah)

Overview

Val de Dieu, the name of the valley located in the heart of Châteauneuf-du-Pape and just to the east of the famed castle itself lends its name to the estate, Château de Vaudieu, as well as the cuvée made from the vines that are grown in this narrow valley. Val de Dieu starts near the entrance to the property where the heavier sandy clay, and more drought resistant soils benefit the growing of Mourvedre. It continues up a gentle rise where sandy limestone soils are planted with Syrah before cresting a gentle hill of decomposed sandstone soils and the Grenache vines planted in them. By combining these three varieties, each grown on terroirs suitable for their full expression, and each vinified to bring out their potential, Val de Dieu represents both the complexity of the site as well as the historical importance of the three main grape varieties of the region.

Ratings & Reviews

95

2018 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Val de Dieu

Source: JD

92-94

2018 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Val de Dieu

Source: WA

95+

2017 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Val de Dieu

Source: JD

93

2017 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Val de Dieu

Source: WA

95

2017 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Val de Dieu

Source: WS

95+

2016 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Val de Dieu

Source: JD

96

2016 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Val de Dieu

Source: VM

95

2016 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Val de Dieu

Source: WS

95

2015 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Val de Dieu

Source: WS

Rhône, France
  • Location
    Rhône, France
  • Appellation
    Châteauneuf-du-Pape
  • Proprietor
    Famille Brechet
  • Winemaker
    Laurent Brechet
  • Size / Elevation
    70 hectares / 85-110 meters
  • Portfolio
    Eric Solomon Selections

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