Château de Vaudieu, Chateauneuf-du-Pape`Closerie de Vaudieu` 2019
|Producer||Château de Vaudieu|
|Wine Type||Red Wine|
|Body / Style||Rich & Savoury, Full-Bodied Red|
|Grape Blend||71% Grenache/Garnacha , 29% Syrah/Shiraz|
|Bottle Size (ml)||750|
|Extra Info||Gutsy Chateauneuf|
|Food Pairing Guide||Crying out for steak or a rib of beef!! Fabulous with blue cheese as well|
|Terroir||65 year old vines on diverse soils|
Château de Vaudieu, Châteauneuf-du-Pape 'Closerie de Vaudieu' has a deep ruby red colour, and equally deep black cherry aromas. It has a lively fruit character, with a touch of liquorice and black pepper. Cherry and blackcurrant mingle with dried Provencale herbs and the wine has a long, satisfying finish. As you'd expect from Chateauneuf, it's full-bodied and structured with ripe, supple tannins.
The name Vaudieu originated from 'Vallée de Dieu' (Valley of God), a reference to the beauty of the area. The Château is a splendid 18th century property, once owned by the négociant Gabriel Meffre, and now run by his grandson, Laurent Bréchet who has transformed the estate through substantial investment and an obsession with quality. This is now starting to bear fruit and will yield even higher dividends in the years to come. As at Vaudieu in Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Laurent Bréchet has extended his commitment to quality to Domaine des Bosquets, his 25 hectares of vineyards in the Gigondas appellation, at the foot of the Dentelles de Montmirail mountains. Laurent has identified three different areas, which add to the potential for different ripeness levels and fruit characters.