Domaine de la Biscarelle Châteauneuf-du-Pape
Domaine de la Biscarelle is a super boutique winery located on the outskirts of Chateauneuf-du-Pape. Whilst they still maintain 5 hectares within the golden appellation, the rest of their vineyards are located literally on the other side of the road that forms the boundary to the district, meaning that the wines from these vines may only carry the Côtes du Rhône name on their labels. Despite this, the quality of these wines is evident from the moment the cork is pulled – their depth and complexity elevate them way beyond their labels, and mean outstanding value!
This is a pure and powerful expression of Châteauneuf-du-Pape – rich yet savoury, and with a degree of sophistication that sets it apart from its more rustic counterparts. On the nose it reveals enticing aromas of dark berry fruit, plum, leather and spice, leading to a soft and plush mouthfeel, with cracked pepper and dried herb/mineral complexity. Silky tannins and bright acidity give the wine its poise and balance, and elevate the wine to something really quite special.
“For those of you have bought regal-looking Châteauneuf that tasted like an Avignon pissoir, here is an example of a truly great version…This is a velvety smooth, aromatically splendid wine with immediate appeal and masses of power and bravado which will propel it forwards for a further five to eight years. It’s time to fall back in love with this noble wine while repelling the pretenders for evermore.” – Matthew Jukes
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