La Fiole du Pape Chateauneuf-du-Pape NV
La Fiole du Pape Chateauneuf-du-Pape NV [75cl] France

This wine was created in 1952 by Charles Brotte with the co-operation of local provençale glass and ceramic craftsmen. The unique bottle shape represents the gnarled and twisted vines typical of the region due to their struggle of growing against the Mistral wind. The bottle is exclusive as they are the only winery permitted to use this shape.

This wine is a masterful blend of multiple vintages of our best cuvées, aged according to the traditions and know-how of the esteemed Maison. The Fiole du Pape is the best selling Châteauneuf-du-Pape in the world.

Hand-harvested with berry selection, de-stemming and crushing before being put into vats. Each variety is vinified separately. A 20 day maceration period, alcoholic and malolactic fermentation in concrete vats. Blending of dry wines and traditional maturation in traditional 100 year old oak vats, for 1 to 5 years. A rigorous selection takes place before final blending of reserve wines of different vintages to obtain a Châteauneuf-du-Pape of consistent style and maturity. Bottling takes place only once these high standards have been reached.

Deep and bright ruby. Fruity and spiced. Reminiscent of ripe berries, morello cherry, warm spices (cinnamon, clove, nutmeg), truffles and cedar. Elegant and well balanced, fleshy and powerful, with long lasting aromas. A pleasure to savour.

Vintage 2016: PARKER 88, GILBERT & GAILLARD Gold Medal – WINE SPECTATOR 86

14% Vol.