Domaine Duclaux Chateauneuf du Pape Rouge (750ml)
The Duclaux Family is one of the oldest in Châteauneuf du Pape. This family built up its domain through the centuries and was one of the first founder members of the appellation association in 1904.
The Quiot and Duclaux families built up bounds and family connections over the years. The last representative of this family, Emmeline Latour, died on 23rd April 2001. Godmother of Florence and Jean-Baptiste Quiot, she bequeathed them this wonderful domaine.
This Chateauneuf du Pape is a blend of Grenache and Mourvedre growing on soils mainly made up of river sand androlled pebbles. Terroirs containing alluvial soils, sand and stones in the lower vineyards and clay-limestone soil on the slopes. The grapes are partially de-stemmed and the varieties are pre-blended in concrete vats and ferment for 3 to 4 weeks. The wine is vat-matured for around 24 months, part of which is spent in oak barrels. The result is a deep garnet red colour with aromas of concentrated red berries, leather and liquorice. Great complexity and strength on the palate. Excellent Persistence