2019 Domaine Charvin Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Rhone, France
Laurent Charvin has only 10 ha of Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Until recently, Laurent was almost the only grower to continue to vinify traditionally, with whole-cluster fermentations. Now, others are following his lead. In addition to leaving the stems, Laurent's élevage is uniquely undertaken in concrete tank - no barrel. Laurent is regarded as one of the top wine-makers in the appellation by Guy Julien, renowned owner of the restaurant Beaugraviére in Mondragon, as well as other top sommeliers and wine writers in France, with a two-star rating by Revue du Vin de France.
Grenache, Mourvèdre, Vaccarèse, Syrah
Vine Age: Average 60 years old.
Soil: Sandy, more clay based soil with galets roulés
Fermentation: Concrete tanks
Aging: Copncrete tanks