The Château Maucoil estate dates back to the Roman empire, when the site was planted with vineyards for Caesar’s legions and colonists. The Château itself was established in 1624 and is located on the plateau of the Châteauneuf-du-Pape appellation, with vineyards reaching into the neighboring Côtes-du-Rhône Villages district.
GRAPE VARIETIES Grenache noir (60%) Syrah (15%) Mourvèdre (15%) Cinsault (10%)
PRODUCTION The grapes are sorted and go into concrete tanks, by grape variety and by parcel. After around 30 days in vat, with pumping over, rack-and return and punching down, the wines undergo a mixed ageing, in vats and in barrels previously used for one vintage, before being blended.
TASTING NOTES Strong ruby red hue with a beautiful shine. Very fine on the nose with superb black fruit and spicy notes. Delightful and intense on the palate, with lovely balance and great elegance, from the moment it is bottled.
SERVING AND FOOD PAIRINGS 16-17°C. Decanting is advisable if the wine is opened when young (under 5 years). Delicious with beef stew or casserole or mushroom risotto. Can be laid down for up to 10 years.
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