2015 Chateau du Mourre du Tendre Chateauneuf du Pape Tres Vieilles Vignes

$54.95
(Net Item - no discounts apply)
JD93

Château Mourre du Tendre tends 3ha of vines in Châteauneuf-du-Pape in the lieu-dits of Le Crau, La Guigasse and Saintes-Vierges – all sandy terroirs. While primarily Grenache, planted in 1929 and 1945, there is a small portion of Mourvedre that Jacques Paumel added in 1967 to compliment the final blend. Spending at least 3 years in concrete tanks and foudre before release, it perhaps answers the question, what would Roberto Conterno do if he owned a vineyard in Châteauneuf-du-Pape?

Varietal:
Red Blend
Winemaker:
Paul Verite
Vintage:
2015
Aging:
30 Months in Tank, Six Months in Bottle
Appellation:
Rhone Valley
Sub-Appellation:
Chateauneuf-du-Pape
SKU #:
1041757
Size:
750 ml Bottle
JD93

Jeb Dunnuck

Château Mourre du Tendre has three hectares of vines in Châteauneuf-du-Pape in the lieu-dits of La Crau, La Guigasse and Saintes-Vierges, all in sandy terroirs. Kirsch, leather, peppery herbs and dried herbs all emerge from the 2015 Châteauneuf du Pape Tres Vieilles Vignes Cuvée Prestige, which is medium to full-bodied, concentrated, yet surprisingly elegant and seamless on the palate. Classic, with tons of the garrigue and herbs of the region, it has terrific tannin quality, no hard edges, and a great finish. This cuvée is 90% Grenache and 10% Mourvèdre brought up in concrete and larger foudre for three years.