Les Chorégies du Clos de l'Oratoire des Papes 2012

Châteauneuf-du-Pape AOP

Selection of the best and the oldest parcels of le clos de l'Oratoire des papes


Vinification

Total de-stemming; cold maceration before fermentation; pumping over, racking, punching down the cap; long vatting in stainless steel tanks with cap submerged.


Maturation

Wood ageing for 18 months, 80% in new demi-muids (the traditional 600 liter/158 gallon barrel of the Rhone valley) and 20% in 300 liter/79 gallon barrels.


Tasting Notes

Eye: Deep ruby red color.

Nose: Intense bouquet of ripe fruits (cherry, black cherry), with hints of fresh vanilla, sweet spices and provençal herbs.

Palate: Full-bodied palate, very silky with pure aromas of jammy fruit (strawberry, blackberry) and spicy notes. Superb finish with very elegant tannins.


Food Pairings

Good with rabbit cooked with spices and autumn dishes that include wild mushrooms or truffles.


Accolades

93+/100 points
Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate



Resources

Download the tech sheet (pdf)
Download the high-resolution bottle shot (tiff)
Visit www.ogier.fr

Varietals

70% Grenache
15% Syrah
15% Mourvèdre


Appellation

Châteauneuf-du-Pape AOP

Châteauneuf-du-Pape AOP


Winemaker

Edouard Guerin


Bottles Produced

6,000


Alcohol

15.0%


Soil Types

Galets Roulés terraces on red clay