Crous St. Martin 2016 Chateauneuf du Pape

Crous St. Martin 2016 Chateauneuf du Pape

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Wine Advocate

2016 Chateauneuf from low yielding vines.

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Quick Taste

  • 2016 was a monumental vintage
  • Low yields, concentrated fruit
  • unfined, unfiltered
  • 93 points

About Crous St. Martin 2016 Chateauneuf du Pape

The origin dates from 1879 which coincides with the restoration of St Martin’s Cross (“Crous” in local provincial language), which the monks had installed to indicate the road to Châteauneuf.


The grapes. for this Chateauneuf-du-Pape are sourced from vines in north-facing sandy, compacted safre soils; galet stone covered soils on Les Bédines.The harvest starts with Syrah, followed by Grenache and finishes with Mourvèdre which needs more time to mature. The yields are very low, only about 2 tons per acre. Vinification is traditional and aging is in large casks. The final blend is 80% Grenache, 10% Syrah and  10% Mourvedre bottled unfined and unfiltered.


The Wine Advocate scored this 93 points saying "A beautiful clean ruby color. The nose will reveal aromas of cherry, mulberry, and fine spices. Sensual mouthfeel expressing depth and smoothness with aromas of kirsch, blackcurrant, followed by fine spices such as thyme, licorice, and white pepper. Tannins are present but are polished and silky. Complex wine with roundness, power, and a long mouthfeel."

Wine Details

  • Alcohol % 14.5%
  • Bottle Size 750 ml
  • Wine Type Red
  • Country France
  • Region Rhône
  • Appellation Châteauneuf-du-Pape

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