La Bernardine Rouge 2017, Châteauneuf-du-Pape
A complex but subtle nose with aromas of blackcurrant and plum followed by roasted coffee, cinnamon and morello cherry. On the palate it is spicy and fruity.
Quaternary terrace, with a surface of shingles coming from the former bed of the Rhône. The grapes are carefully selected during the harvesting. Compulsory to obtain the Appellation, this sorting allows to have the best bunches of grapes.
This year, it was the climate and its extremes that gave us an incredible and very surprising vintage. 2017 was a year in which the elegance and balance of the wines and the softness of the tannins contrasted with a growing season of extreme weather phenomena and an exceptionally small harvest in the south.
The Châteauneuf-du-Pape appellation produces wines that are blends of different grape varieties, therefore, vinification depends on the component grapes and their varietals. Traditional vinification is carried out in closed concrete tanks. The vatting period usually lasts for around 3 weeks, at high temperature to ensure the maximum extraction of colour and tannins.
- Grilled and Roasted Red Meats
- Grilled and Roasted White Meats
- Mild Creamy Cheeses
- Mature Strong Cheeses