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Maison de Grand Esprit

Maison de Grand Esprit
2015 La Mystèriale, Châteauneuf-du-Pape Rouge

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Rhône Red Châteauneuf du Pape

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 15% RS: <1%
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$45

Maison de Grand Esprit
2015 La Mystèriale, Châteauneuf-du-Pape Rouge

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Rhône Red Châteauneuf du Pape

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 15% RS: <1%
Deep purple color. Aromas of lingonberry, wild strawberry, and clove with a satiny, vibrant, dryish medium body and a peppery, elegant, long pine, black pepper, blackened toast, and nutella finish with grippy tannins and moderate oak flavor. A lengthy Chateauneuf du Pape with nice cellar potential.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Rich & Full & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: lingonberry, wild strawberry, and clove
Taste Flavor: pine, black pepper, blackened toast, and nutella
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now
Recipes Pairing: Baked Ham, Meat Loaf, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A lengthy Chateauneuf du Pape with nice cellar potential.

The Producer or Importer

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The Producer or  Importer
300 Lakeside Drive Suite 2500
Oakland, CA 94612
USA
-707-259-4519

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Rhone Red Chateauneuf du Pape

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Serve in a Zinfandel Wine Glass
The wines of Châteauneuf-du-Pape are the most famous of the southern Rhone Valley. They are produced in and around the town of the same name, the summer residence of the popes during their exile to Avignon in the 14th century. The reds are rich, ripe, and heady with full alcohol levels and chewy, rustic flavors, usually with a distinct spiciness. Red Châteauneuf can be a blend of up to 13 grape varieties, but the vast majority are Grenache-based with Syrah and Mourvedre in support. Generally, Châteauneuf can be consumed at or near release though the very finest examples will age gracefully for years. There are perhaps no wines that better illustrate the sunny Mediterranean climate of southern France. These are ideal dinner wines, especially paired with pheasant or other game birds, duck breast or aged cheeses.

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