La Fiole du Pape Châteauneuf-du-Pape AOC*
A one-of-a-kind bottle shape created in 1952 in collaboration with master glass craftsmen, this exclusive bottle shape is reminiscent of the wild vines in the Rhône Valley. This is a non-vintage wine because it is a blend of the best Châteauneuf-du-Pape cuvees from various vintages, ensuring consistently high-quality wine. It comes as no surprise that this is one of the most popular Châteauneuf-du-Pape wines in the world.
One of the most prestigious wine regions in the world, the Châteauneuf-du-Pape appellation is located near Avignon in southern France. The red clayey soil has deposits of small pebbles. The ferocious wind that blows southward through the Rhône Valley, known as the Mistral, ensures the grapes remain in a perfectly healthy state.
- pH: 3.57
- Acidity: 3.2 grams/liter
Carefully selected in the vineyard during a manual harvest. Each varietal was vinified separately to preserve the integrity of the flavors. A 15-day maceration on the lees took place in stainless steel vats at 30°C. The must was then transferred into concrete tanks to complete fermentation over 2 months. Malolactic fermentation occurred. The wine was blended and aged in large oak casks for 1-5 years. Rigorous selection and skillful blending of different vintages followed. Upon bottling, the wine’s average age is 3.5 years.
The complex bouquet is warm and inviting, harmoniously combining aromas of dried fruit, wood, truffles, venison, and spice. On the palate, it is surprisingly soft on the first sip, but strong tannins lead to a powerful finish.
Pairs well with hearty dishes, particularly game meats. Also good with strong, aged cheeses.
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Wine Advocate - 91 points
In 1954, the Brottes launched their famous non-vintage Chateauneuf du Pape La Fiole du Pape. To reiterate, the wine is sold in a misshapen bottle covered in phony dust. There are normally 3 or 4 vintages included in the blend and the current version includes the 2006 (about 30%), 2008 (about 10%), 2007 (about 10%) [...]