CHAT DE BEAUCASTEL CNP ROUGE 15
Made from the full thirteen varieties permitted in the AOC, each vinified separately before blending, this is the ultimate expression of Chateauneuf-du-Pape. The gnarly ancient gobelet vines grow close to the ground absorbing heat reflected back from the galet stones strewn through the vineyards, whilst the cooling influence of the Mistral that roars through the Rhone valley helps retain complexity through large diurnal variation. Full bodied ripe and long, with masses of black fruits, balancing acidity and chalky tannins. Drinking well from now until 2025.