Domaine Raymond Usseglio, Châteauneuf-du-Pape 'Cuvée Impériale'

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Vintage: 2019

Grape Varietals: 90% Grenache, 10% Field blend.

Farming: Organic

The 2019 Châteauneuf Du Pape Cuvée Impériale is almost all Grenache, and it’s another gorgeous wine from this estate. Reminding me of a great Gevrey-Chambertin with its darker red and black fruits, peppery herbs, earth, and flowery incense, it hits the palate with medium to full-bodied richness and has ripe tannins, wonderful balance, and a great finish. This pure, unadulterated, incredibly compelling Grenache needs 2-4 years of bottle age and will deliver the goods for upwards of two decades.

Fermentation in cement tanks for 3 months. Then aged for 16-24 months ii barriques (10%), cement tank (50%) or foudres (40%).