2017 Domaine Andre Mathieu La Centenaire Chateauneuf-du-Pape Rhone, France
Domaine Andre Mathieu La Centenaire is produced from the oldest vines from the estate. The vines used for this cuvee, date back more than 100 years. While the blend is mostly old vine Grenache (120+ years old), all 13 different grape varieties are also included.The terroir is rocks and sand soils. The vineyards date back to plantings that took place in 1890 and 1892 in the La Font du Pape lieu-dit and Barbe d’Asne lieu-dit. The remaining 10% of the blend comes from a field blend of different grape varietals.The wine is aged in a combination of the estate's oldest foudres and French oak barrels for 14 to 16 months before bottling. This special cuvee is only made in the best vintages. 500 cases are produced each vintage.