Cascavel, Sélections Parcellaires, Les Terroirs des Papes, AOP Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Rouge, 2020

These wines belong to a new family of wines which is essential for Cascavel in order to be consistent with the expectations of the wine lovers of this area.

Story

The story
Our Châteauneuf-du-Pape Les Terroirs des Papes is the outcome of diligent research of both a winemaker with whom we could get along, and of course wines that we like. The two going hand in hand, we were delighted to find out that our winegrower was a ‘Vigneronne’, Helene, backed by an all-women’s team. The reception at the estate is like the image of the winery, clean and functional, while a well-kept Mediterranean garden shows a strong sense for detail. The wines are like the first idea that we can have when we get at the estate: precise, neat, fine, elegant and well-done.
Location
The plots are spread over the eastern part of the appellation, with red clay, compacted sand, sandstone, and parcels where pebbles predominate. Each parcel brings complexity. This part of the appellation is known for producing complex, elegant and fine wines.
Terroir
The pebble plots are particularly draining and the vines are quite old. The sun stored during the day radiates at night, creating exceptional maturity conditions. The youngest parcels are on red clay or compacted sand which is more draining than clay. Like the grape varietals, plots complement each other well and produce great quality grapes, and wines of finesse.
In the vineyard
The surface area of the parcels is 9 hectares. The soils are based on red clay, sandstone, rolled pebbles and terraces of compacted sand. The exposure is East, South-East. The altitude of the plots varies between 80 and 150 m.
Vinification
Destemming at reception, maceration three weeks to a month without yeast addition, stirring and pumping over, no fining
Ageing
Partial maturing in concrete tanks, 25% of the volume in ‘demi-muids’ (big barrels) for 12 to 15 months. Blending and maturing in bottles for 6 months.
Varietals
Grenache noir : 80%
Syrah : 15%
Mourvèdre : 5%
Specifications
Alcohol content: 14.5 ABV
Allergènes: Contains sulphites.
AB Agriculture Biologique

Advice

Serving
Serve at 17°c.
Ageing potential
5 to 10 years
At the nose
The wine has a complex and fresh red fruit nose, combined with slightly mentholish red fruit notes.
On the palate
It is rich and dense on the palate with natural elegance, and franc and silky tannins make it an immediately accessible and pleasant wine, with obvious qualities to keep it for a while (5-7 years depending on the expected profile).
Recipes