Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Domaine la Crau des Papes
The origins of the estate date back to the 17th century vineyards which belonged to Puget family. In the mid 19th century, however, the vines were destroyed by Phylloxera replaced by plowland. It is only in an act of succession of 1900 that land planted with vines in the area of "La Crau" were noticed. Some of these vines are still in the vineyard!
The Domaine vineyards are located in the area of ‘‘La Crau’’ which is notable for pebble soil and ranks as one of the best and most historic terroirs of the Châteauneuf-du-Pape appellation.
Traditional winemaking with long maceration time of up to 3 weeks to concentrate the color and aromas.
Complex aromas of stewed black fruits with spice and balsamic notes.
Expressive, round and generous palate with smooth tannins. Very supple start and a long finish accented with notes of spice.