Oraison Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2012
Notes from Oenologist, Sylvain Colson: Though thirteen different varieties of grapes, including seven red varieties, are authorized for this appellation, I have chosen four which will lend a multitude of aromas and flavors to this Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Grenache gives smoothness and richness, Cinsault, fruit and freshness, while Syrah gives lovely length which is balanced by the tannins of the Mourvèdre grapes.
Tasting notes: This wine’s beautiful deep, dark color reveals aromas of jammy fruit and prune underscored by a touch of licorice and roasted notes. Structured and full-bodied on the palate with well-integrated tannins. This is a rich, delectable wine with great ageing potential.