Wine André Brunel, Cuvée Réservée Châteauneuf-du-Pape, 2017
Châteauneuf-du-Pape is a popular region of France. This André Brunel is excellent for the newcomer in "heavy wines.” It earns on a couple more years in the cellar and should be decanted before serving.
Red - This red is a rich and intense wine that is perfect for heavy-wine lovers.
The nose is rich and expressive with blackberry and currant notes. The palate is equally powerful with leather notes, grippy tannins, and a long finish.
Red meat, especially game meat, works exceptionally well with these Grenache-based wines.
The vineyards lack limestone but have generous amounts of clay with adds minerality. The Mistral contributes to the concentration of the grapes and the ability to grow pesticide-free grapes.
The wine is only produced when the vintage is considered exceptional and is often a blend of 90% Grenache with 10% of Syrah.
This wine is considered one of the best ever produced by the estate.