Vignobles Gonnet Chateauneuf du Pape
Red and black fruit bouquet (cherries, blackberries). Hints of dried herbs, licorice and spice. Shows at its best with meats, lamb and duck. Will drink well until 2025!
$90.00 / Bottle $1,080.00 / Case
There have been vines since Roman times at this magnificent family Domaine which was developed in 1950 by Etienne Gonnet – the one time mayor of the village of Bédarrides and father of current owners Jean and Michel Gonnet. For over 30 years, Jean and Michel have overseen operations, constantly improving their winemaking methods to develop full-bodied, concentrated wines that express their terroir perfectly.
Today, their sons Guillaume and Bertrand bring their own skills and international experience to the Domaine. In 2002 the estate acquired a further 20 ha of land in the Côtes du Rhône area and the new appellation (since 2005) of Côtes du Rhône ‘Signargues’, situated at Domazan in the Gard, South of Châteauneuf-du-Pape. This area is well-known for its fantastic wines and is already yielding exciting results for Vignobles Gonnet.
This Chateauneuf du Pape is made from a blend of 70% Grenache, 10% Syrah, 10% Mourvedre, and 10% of a blend of Counoise, Cinsault, Terret Noir, Vaccarese, Clairette, and Bourboulenc. The vines are 50-90 year old! The wine is aged 30% in concrete vats, 30% in stainless steel, and 10% in demi-muids (600 liter barrels).