Soils: - Alpine Diluvian large round stones (famously known as “galets roulés”) - Urgonian limestones. Age of the vines: 65+ years Exposure: Mostly South-West Altitude: 40-100 meters
100% hand harvest into small baskets with thorough sorting of the grapes. The Syrah is harvested twice in order to obtain optimum ripeness, followed by Grenache and then Mourvèdre. For this special cuvée, the grapes, of first choice, are vinified with the stems left on in a cone-shaped oak vat. Apart from manual pigeage, very little intervention takes place during vinification. The wne then ages 12 to 16 months in vats.
Colour: Deep garnet with a violet rim. Nose: Open and generous, bursting with red and black fruit (cherry, blackberry), exotic spice. Palate: There are not enough superlatives to describe this wine: Intense, powerful, expressive and complex, with an extremely long and fresh finish. The tannins are pure silk. A master of elegance. Almost perfection… Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate (2010 vintage) "It boasts an opaque inky/purple as well as incredibly rich blackberry fruit intermixed with hints of fudge, charcoal, camphor and acacia flowers in addition to sweet, well-integrated tannin. This sensational 2010 Chateauneuf is one of the great classics of the vintage. It should drink well for at least three decades."
Best served at 18°C.
When drunk young, best decanted 4 hours before serving. With 10 years bottle ageing, best decanted 1 to 2 hours before serving. Above this, you should let the impetuosity and generosity still alive express themselves straight out of the cork.
Press & Awards
16.5/20 Jancis Robison Châteauneuf rouge cuvée Tradition 2013
Notre cuvée Immortelle fait toujours l'unanimité auprès des journalistes !
98/100 Gardine Immortelle in the Magazine du Vin Jan-Feb 2015
As usual our Châteauneuf du Pape cuvée Immortelle receives o staunning 98/100 in the Magazine du Vin de jan/feb 2015.
Châteauneuf Cuvée Immortelle 98/100
Notre cuvée Immortelle ne déçoit jamais avec à nouveau un superbe 98/100 dans le guide Lafont des meilleurs vins de France.