Chateauneuf du Pape
Cuvee du Vatican / Chateau Sixtine
Région : Rhône Valley
Appellation : Châteauneuf-du-Pape
Grapes Varieties : 100% Roussanne
Degree : 14,5%
Yields : 32/35hl/ha
Wine Making : Reasoned culture principles. Traditional hand picking into small crates. Using a sort table. Direct pressing. Fermentation
and Aging in oak barrels, Aging on lees. Regular batonage.
Terroir : Sand and clay, clayish limestone.
Weather conditions: A mild, rainy winter, followed by a warm dry spring (54 mm rainfall only, over 3 months). Everything was in place for the harvest to start early, but the weekly rains of summer (158 mm in July / August) and the cool nights, accompanied by sunshine below seasonal averages, have in a few weeks made the Vintage lost its precociousness and was harvested belatedly.
Production : 2520 bottles (75cl).
Food matches : Aperitif, fish, seafood (scallops gratin), norway lobster,
white meats, poultry, truffle dishes, asparagus tarts, goats
Ageing : Ageing from 2015 to 2025