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Domaine de la Charbonniere Chateauneuf du Pape Les Hautes Brusquières Cuvée Spéciale 2015

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Domaine de la Charbonniere Chateauneuf du Pape Les Hautes Brusquières Cuvée Spéciale 2015

SKU 29293


This cuvee is usually made of Grenache (70%) and Syrah (30%) The vines are between 30 to 50 years old. All the grapes come from the Brusquières plateau, in the north of Châteauneuf du Pape, where we can find the famous round pebbles and a clayey subsoil Since 2000, we have decided to destem and to crush all grapes. Fermentation is in wood and stainless vats. Vatting lasts 3 to 5 weeks, depending on the vintage at a temperature between 25 and 30°C. A release or a punching of the cap is done every 2 days and pumping over every day. The malolactic fermentation happens in barrels and vats. Ageing continues in barrels and big oak tanks during 12 - 18 months depending on the vintage.
Category Red Wine
Region France, Rhone, Chateauneuf-du-Pape
Brand Domaine de la Charbonniere
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Wine SpectatorGorgeous, with red currant, fig, boysenberry and blackberry paste flavors that run along in unison, while tightly focused graphite, oolong tea and singed anise hints run underneath. This drips with fruit, but has energy and persistence, with a mineral echo adding cut on the finish. Grenache, Syrah and Counoise. Drink now through 2035. 1,000 cases made.

James Molesworth, March 31, 2018
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Wine AdvocateMy favorite of the multiple cuvées was the 2015 Chateauneuf du Pape Les Hautes Brusquieres Cuvee Speciale. It's the most floral and expressive of the Charbonnière 2015s, with scents of garrigue and violets accenting raspberry and cherry fruit. Full-bodied yet supple, it comes to a finely focused, elegant and lingering finish with no apparent heat. It should drink well for up to 15 years.

Joe Czerwinski, October 31, 2017