About Domaine de Chateaumar 2017 Chateauneuf du Pape
From the Domaine de Chateuamar, this is their "Secret de Nos Vignes" bottling of Chateauneuf du Pape. Castel Mar (Chateaumar) estate dates back to the 11th century. For many generations the vines at Domaine de Chateaumar have been cultivated by father and son. Today it is Jean-Felix and Frederic Souret managing the vineyard, always maintaining the greatest respect for nature: vineyards run for generations without any pesticides or herbicides. The estate owns 12 acres in Chateauneuf-du-Pape on soil of red clay and large round cobbles with 20-60 year old vines. The vineyard is principally Grenache, Syrah, and Mourvedre, farmed sustainably. The grapes are all hand-harvested, selected, and sorted.This is a blend of 85% Grenache,10% Syrah and 5% Mourvèdre.
It shows pronounced fruit and spice aroma with hints of smoke, anise and earth. The palate is rich with dark berry, roasted plum, hints of wild herbs and dark chocolate with lingering finish. Drinks beautifully now or can cellar up to 5-8 years.