|Region:||France, Rhone Valley|
|Grapes:||80% Grenache, 20% Syrah|
|Description:||This predominantly Grenache based Châteauneuf shows great finesse and elegance and is full of ripe cherry and berry fruit flavours with a layer of gentle warming spices buried deep behind. Rich and spicy with a long finish, it displays all of the qualities you would expect from a top Châteauneuf, and offers exceptional value for money. This is one you can keep and worth putting some aside if you can.|
|Occasion:||Rich sauce meat dishes|
This Châteauneuf-du-Pape is made by renowned winemaker Jean-Philippe Perrin. His vines are planted on limestone soils topped with the famous smooth pebbles, called “galets roules” which reflect and radiate the heat stored during the intensely hot days. During the nights it keeps the warmth in the ground. This is very much an extension of “terroir” and reinforces the focus on traditional viticulture which goes into each bottle of Blason du Rhône. Worth trying to appreciate the effort the growers have gone to.
Some producers think 2010 eclipses 2007 because of the wines’ vivid freshness and focus. The 2010s have significant aging potential, which is obvious in the level of tannins, but the tannins are sweet with exceptional elegance and finesse. 2010 is another great vintage that offers again an overflow of riches that this region has enjoyed over the last 10 years.