A beautiful dark ruby color, a nose of berries, blond tobacco, licorice.
A round and powerful red wine with ripe berries flavors, spice, silky tannins, a long finish.
Perfect pairing with roast beef, leg of lamb, Christmas turkey, etc.
La Croze vineyard is planted with Grenache Noir established between 1918 and 1920 in the western part of Chateauneuf-du-Pape.
Organic farming. Hand harvested.
Yield: 28hl/ha. Soil: clay limestone
Annual production: 11,500 bottles and 102 Magnums.
Robert Parker 90-92/100. Gilbert & Gaillard 91/100. Jancis Robinson 17/20.
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|Vines age||100 years old|
ln the middle of the renowned appellation of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, La Celestiere winery is surrounded by its vines, planted nearly a century ago.
The domaine produces Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Côtes-du-Rhône and Vin de Pays. The vineyard exends over 26 hectares (65 acres). It started its transition to organic production in 2010 and was fully approved in 2013.
To the West, the La Croze vineyard is planted with Grenache Noir grapes established between 1918 and 1920. Le Tresquoys produces White Grenache on a calcareous soil.
To the North is Palestor where Syrah, Clairette and Roussanne are grown on reddish brown stony clay soil and Baratin with a more sandy soil planted with Grenache.
To the East are Les Bosquets, Valori Les Gallimardes and Les Cassanets where Grenache Noir, Syrah and Mourvedre are grown on calcareous sandy stony soil.
It is thanks to constant working of the soil and sub-soil together with a few organic compounds that the terroir can completely express its identity. The harvest is carried out manually with rigorous selection of healthy grapes at the sorting table in the winery.
The yields have been voluntarily limited to 20 to 25 hectolitres per hectare, these figures being weil under the maximum yields allowed by the appellation.
Grapes are fed by gravity into the fermentation thermo regulated stainless or concrete tanks. The tanks are provided with a pigeage system (punching of the grape cap). A cold and a warm maceration are done together with a long ageing for the red wines.
White wines are aged in oak barrels whereas red wines are aged in foudres, demi-muids or concrete tanks depending on the cuvee.
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