Paul Jourdan, Cuvee Papale, Chateauneuf-du-Pape

Classically spicy Chateauneuf-du-Pape.

Country of Production: France

Region: Rhone, Chateauneuf-du-Pape

Producer: Paul Jourdan

Tasting Notes: This is an archetypal and rustic Châteauneuf-du-Pape; with spiced black fruit aromas and a wonderfully balanced velvety, warm palate.

Vintage: 2015

Price: £22.25

In Chateauneuf-du-Pape, the soils are free-draining clay and sand, strewn with the famous galets roulés – large, round pebbles covering the soil. The galets act like night storage heaters, absorbing heat during the day and releasing it at night, creating a warm microclimate around vines and ripening the grapes very quickly. Vines are trained en gobelet (bush vines) as dictated by the appellation law. Blended from selected parcels of Grenache Noir and Syrah, fermented for up to four weeks and aged mostly in cement foudres with some in old oak barrels for between 12 to 15 months.

Colour: Red
Style: Still
Blend: Grenache 60%, Syrah 40%
Oak Treatment: Aged in old oak barrels for between 12 to 15 months
ABV: 15%

Bottle Size: 75cl
Closure: Cork
Drink: Enjoy from now until 2023
Organic: Not stated
Biodynamic: Not stated
Suitable for Vegetarians: Yes
Suitable for Vegans: Yes

Food friends…
This rustic, spicy red pairs deliciously with hearty dishes including roast beef, griddled steak, venison casserole, or coq-au-vin. For the cheese board course, try teaming with a mouth-watering ripe camembert or brie.

Perfect for…

  • Dinner parties for two or more friends
  • Quiet relaxed evenings reading books and magazines
  • Treating yourself, because it’s the weekend

Loved by…

  • Lovers of fine dining
  • Those who still enjoy reading with a glass of in hand
  • Wine lovers who set aside the weekend for trying something special

Producer Information

This boutique Châteauneuf-du-Pape producer makes classically spicy wines from the Grenache and Syrah grapes. Its flagship wine is blended by Alex Favier and is an archetypal and rustic Châteauneuf-du-Pape with spiced black fruit aromas and a velvety, warm palate.

Wine experts say…
“This was another good year in the southern Rhône giving concentrated red berries, black pepper, liquorice, and a robust herbal garrigue. Nicely structured, easy-going and a great value Châteauneuf-du-Pape.

Awards and special notes

The 2015 Chateauneuf du Pape was a strong vintage that offers great pleasure, style and character. This wine is charming, seductive and tastes great. It’s not too heavy, too hot or out of balance, in fact, it’s a really fine wine, across the board.