From the Vine

SPOTLIGHT WINE 2014 Domaine Roger Perrin Chateauneuf-du-Pape (Rhone Valley, France) *6R*

This week’s spotlight opens the door to exploring the amazing wine found in the Southern part of the Rhone Valley. One of the most famous appellations, Chateauneuf-du-Pape, is home to many exceptional bottles – one of which we are sharing with you now! The 2014 Roger Perrin Chateauneuf-du-Pape is intense and densely packed with notes of sharp raspberry, blackberry, and wild cherry, followed by incense and pepper. There is significant length on the palate, with mouthwatering acidity and fine tannins rounding out each well-balanced sip.

From vineyards planted in 1922 on clay and limestone soil covered in the famous Rhone puddingstones, the composition of this wine is primarily made up of Grenache, Syrah, and Mourvedre, with a couple other classic Rhone varietals such as Cinsault and Clairette making an appearance. After being hand-picked, the grapes are pressed and fermented in stainless steel tanks and matured for 16 months. The care and finesse taken throughout the entire process are clearly evident in the finished product.

Delightfully complex, and downright delicious to the last drop, this wine is incredibly food-friendly while pleasing a wide variety of palates. Perfect for cocktail and dinner parties, be sure to stock up now, and taste the work of one of Rhone’s rising stars!

Regular Price: $36/bottle

15% per Bottle Discount: $30.6/bottle

25% 6-bottle Discount: $162 ($54 savings at $27 a bottle)