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Les Pieds dans les Galets Chateauneuf du Pape Rouge Vieilles Vignes 2014

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Les Pieds dans les Galets Chateauneuf du Pape Rouge Vieilles Vignes is made from 60% Grenache Noir, 30% Mourvedre and 10% Syrah.

Fruity : on the red and fresh fruits (strawberries, raspberries, cherries...) - Spicy (pepper) – Intense and rich flavours, as to the nose as to the mouth, on the red fruits. Real beautiful balance and freshness. Excellent tannic structure which provides a wine with a particularly good ageing potential.

Made from 80 years old vines (the oldest vines are 100 years old). 
They are using temperature controlled tanks in order to keep the must at 30°C during fermentation. 
The winemaking process lasts about 20-25 days before starting the Ageing Process in oak kegs.
100% of the wine goes through Malolactic Fermentation.
The wine is bottled without filtration.

  Pairs with:

- red meats (lamb, beef, ...) 
- game (duck, rabbit, ...)
- cheese 
 

– tradtional cooking, as a meal made of seaonnal vegetables, a beautiful piece of meat and a creamy or spicy sauce with some mushrooms. 


Review:

"More herbal and berry-scented than other recent vintages, the 2014 Chateauneuf du Pape Les Pieds dans les Galets Vieilles Vignes is a charming, supple wine that should be consumed over the next few years. Raspberries and garrigue flavors linger elegantly on the finish. - Joe Czerwinski"

- Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate (Issue 238, August 31st 2018), 90 pts

 

Winery: Domaine du Galet des Papes

Domaine du Galet des Papes is located in the village of Chateauneuf du Pape. 
Jean-Luc Mayard started in 1976 but the Cellar was built by his Grand Father. He works with his wine and his daughter, Blandine.

Date Founded: 1976

Owner: Jean-Luc Mayard

The Family MAYARD, a Chateauneuf-du-Pape native, already owned a property at the time of Napoléon III.
The 2nd generation, Lucien MAYARD, undertakes to grow vines on the lands inherited from his father.
The 3rd generation, Marius MAYARD and Fernand MAYARD. Fernand, brother of Marius and uncle of Roger, built the winery in 1929.
The 4th generation, Roger MAYARD, married to Alice MERLE, owned some additionnal lands, starts the bottling and develops commercialization.
The 5th generation, in 1976, when Jean-Luc MAYARD, the son, takes the succession "Domaine Roger MAYARD" becomes "Domaine Roger MAYARD & Fils".
When his father Roger MAYARD retires, the "Domaine" is then called : "Domaine Mayard Jean-Luc".
In 1990 the Domaine becomes "Domaine du Galet des Papes". It symbolises the prestigious synthesis of our vineyard, spread with big rolled pebbles.
The 6th generation, Blandine MAYARD, after seven years of studies and work experiences about the different stapes of the vineyard and the wine, installs to the Domaine in 2012 !

Winery Acreage: 13 hectares (32 acres)
Varietals Produced: Grenache Noir, Syrah, Mourvedre, Cinsault and Vaccarese for the reds. 
Grenache Blanc, Clairette and Bourboulenc for the Whites.
Winemaker: Jean-Luc Mayard

The Estate is 13.9 hectares in size. 13 of them are within the Chateauneuf-du-Pape AOC (12 hecatres for the red and 1 hectare for the white), the rest (0.9 hectare) is Cotes-du-Rhone AOC. 

They have 22 different parcels.

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Pago de los Capellanes Reserva 2015
Pago de los Capellanes Reserva is made from 100% Tempranillo.

After carefully monitoring the vineyards, we determine the date of the harvest based on the maturity of the grapes. The varieties are collected and fermented separately in 20,000 litre tanks.

In 2007, production was just less than 5000 kg per hectare. This wine is prepared with Tempranillo 100% grapes from our vineyards.

The grapes are initially subjected to a six-day pre-fermentation cold maceration below 14ºC. They then undergo 30 days of alcoholic fermentation at a controlled temperature of 28ºC, after which the wine is removed from the tanks without pressing the grape skins. The malolactic fermentation is slow and relaxed at a temperature of 20 ºC for 28 days without the addition of bacteria.

The wine is aged for18 months in new French oak barrels and is decanted into new barrels every six months. At the end of this period, the wine is blended and bottled without undergoing any type of filtration, clarification or cold treatment.

Prepared with Tempranillo grapes (100%), this wine has a ruby red colour with very pure, intense garnet tones.

Its bouquet has fine complexity with tones of ripened fruit, especially cherries, blue berries and black currants, which are in harmony with tones of good wood, spices (vanilla and coconut) and a liquorice undertone.

In the mouth, this wine displays great balance, proving pleasing to the taste, sweet due to the maturity of its tannins and exuberant on account of its pleasant level of acidity.

Vineyard: 

Pago de los Capellanes, Pedrosa de Duero. 

Variety composition: 

100% Tempranillo.

Type of soil: 

Clayey and chalky. 

Aging: 

18 months in barrel and remainder on rack.

Type of oak: 

100% French oak, medium toast.

Serving: 

Uncork and decant one hour before serving at a temperature of 16-18 ºC.

 

Review:

Expansive nose of ripe blackberries and cherries with fine oak, then an impressive balance between the fruit and well crafted, dry tannins on the full palate. Long finish that's fresh but not tart. Drink now or hold. -James Suckling 92 Points
 92 Points