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Clos du Mont Olivet Chat du Pape Cuvee du Papet 2012 750ml 2012
Sku: 36732
Product Rating
Critics Ratings:   (1)
Product Information
Country: France
Region: Rhone
Sub-Region: Southern Rhone
Appellation: Chateauneuf du Pape
Grape Varietal: Red Rhone Blend
Type: Still wine
 
Reg. $74.99

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Wine Advocate 94 points - Much more concentrated than the traditional cuvee, the 2012 Chateauneuf du Pape La Cuvee du Papet is a blend of 75% Grenache, 15% Syrah and 10% Mourvedre, from the Montalivet, La Crau, Palestor, Bois Dauphin lieux-dits, that was aged 85% in foudre and 15% in demi-muids and small barrels. Its deep purple color is followed by fabulous notes of black raspberry, currants, crushed rock and peppery herbs. This flows to a medium to full-bodied, structured and classically put together Chateauneuf that has fresh acidity and no shortage of tannin. Give this beauty 3-5 years in the cellar, and enjoy bottles through 2032. (Oct 2014)

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Wine maker notes
First produced in 1989. the Flagship (jewel) of the estate and made only in exceptional vintages from our oldest vines of Grenache (the oldest were planted in 1901) with a compliment of Mourvedre and/or Syrah in varying proportions according to the vintage. All the varietals are fermented together and give rise to a wine both concentrated and elegant and with a great finish.

Producer
Various sources report that in 1957 a deed was signed before a solicitor which concerneda plot of vines located in 1/2 ad montem Olivetti but it wasn’t until the begining of the XXth century that the association between the Sabon family and this locality was forged. Seraphin Sabon, a native of the the neighbouring village of Serignan du Comtat married Marie, daughter of Romain Jausset, landowner at Chateauneuf-du-Pape. In 1932 they created the 1/2 Clos Mont Olivet Since then the domaine has passed through the hands of Joseph, eldest son of Seraphin and then his children. Today it is Celine, David & Thierry SABON the grandchildren of Joseph who manage the estate.