“Habemus Papam” and “Aux Lieux Dits”, as well as the single vineyard wines from Gigondas and Châteauneuf-du-Pape seem to fully live up to the promises of the exceptional 2015 vintage.
The blend of different vineyards of Gigondas, “Aux Lieux Dits”, shows a pleasant, intense nose, as well as a dense and tasty tannin structure. “Les Hautes Garrigues” and “Clos Derrière Vielle”, two single vineyard wines, play with the contrast of their terroirs: while the former expresses the full depth of its red clay soils with a powerful bouquet and soft mouth feel, the latter swings with a floral scent and a long, mineral finale up the calcareous heights of the Dentelles de Montmirail.
In Châteauneuf-du-Pape “Habemus Papam” invites you with its soft palate, sweet fruits and spices for leisure, while the single vineyard selections remain true to their character: Pure seduction, fresh fruits and aromatic herbs for the “Saintes Vierges”, flowers and spices and lots of juice, as well as soft, elegant tannins for “La Crau Ouest”. The first vintage of the “Pied de Beaud”, with its soils of clay and pebbles, seduces above all with the intensity of its fragrance, as well as its expressive taste with well-integrated tannics.
In order to keep the quality as high as possible after bottling, we have corked the wines from Châteauneuf-du-Pape, as well as “Les Hautes Garrigues” 2015 with new NDtech corks from Amorim. Each individual cork was tested by gas chromatography for “cork flavours” or trichloroanisoles (TCAs).
NDtech corks therefore guarantee a TCA level of less than 0.5 nanograms per litre, an amount unperceived by the human nose. In other words, NDtech natural corks are guaranteed without cork taste!