Pierre Troupel Châteauneuf du Pape red offers notes of fresh fruit (wild strawberries) gradually replaced by spicy notes (cinnamon). Particularly rewarding in its youth.
Grape varieties :
Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre.
Stony plateau, sandy/chalky depending on the plot.
Grapes are hand-picked in crates with sorting at the vine.
Highly expressive once the bottle is uncorked, with notes of fresh fruit (wild strawberries) gradually succeeded by spice (cinnamon). On the palate, this is the epitome of Châteauneuf: generous, musky and dominated by cherry-stone notes. This "Pierre Troupel" cuvée is mouth-wateringly tender, and best enjoyed in its youth.
The grapes are fully destemmed, fermented at 25°C, then undergo 15-20 days' maceration in 30-50 hl tanks. Matured in 'barriques' and 'demi-muids' for 8-14 months.