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News from the vineyards of Chateauneuf-du-Pape

8 November 2010, by Sebastian Nickel, Domaine Santa Duc

Domaine Santa Duc vignes à Châteauneuf-du-PapeAfter searching for several years, Santa Duc has acquired a vineyard in Chateauneuf. Situated in the Saintes Vièrges, the 1,2 hectares had been planted with Grenache about 40 years ago.

Domaine Santa Duc vignes à Châteauneuf-du-PapeSeveral week plants have been replaced by Counoise and Mourvèdre this spring. During a first tasting in the beginning of September, the grapes showed the fresh acididity and fine tannins typical for sandy and stony terroirs. Picking was done on Saturday October 2nd , with rapid onset of spontaneous fermentation.

Domaine Santa Duc vignes à Châteauneuf-du-PapeLike you, we are curious for the first results. We will report on it…

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