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||94 Pts Robert Parker - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate||Size:||750ML
||Grenache / Garnacha, Mourvedre / Mataro / Monastrell / Garrut, Syrah , Cinsault, Vaccarese, Counoise
94 Pts Robert Parker - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
"The 2007 Chateauneuf du Pape is a blend of 50% Grenache, 30% Mourvedre and the rest Syrah, Cinsault, Vaccaresecarese and Counoise. The Grenache comes from 90-year-old vines, the Mourvedre from 75-year-old vines, and the rest from vines of at least 25 years of age. The Grenache is aged in tank and the Syrah and Mourvedre are kept in small oak casks. The 2007, which tips the scales at 15% alcohol, exhibits an extraordinary bouquet of garrigue, smoked meats, black cherries, blackberries, licorice and Asian soy. With stunning power, opulence, body, richness and purity, this brilliant Chateauneuf du Pape will age effortlessly for 15+ years."
"I visited the three owners of Xavier Vins, the young oenologist, Xavier Vignon, who is the brain trust behind so many of the wines, and his two partners. This relatively youthful, serious negociant company has been doing some extraordinary consulting work in Chateauneuf du Pape, working for such estates as Raymond Usseglio, La Gardine, Jerome Quiot, Beaurenard, La Nerthe, Mont Redon, Maucoil, Roger Perrin, Chateau Marcoux and Domaine Grand Veneur. They access gorgeous fruit from many different appellations and are doing a top-flight job of getting impressive quality into the bottle. Moreover, there are some top values in their portfolio as well." (10/10)
93 Pts Jeb Dunnuck - The Rhone Report
"A gorgeous 2007 that is loaded with a sweet perfume of black currants, garrigue, licorice, incense, and spice, the 2007 Xavier Chateauneuf-du-Pape is a blend of 50% Grenache (90-year-old vines), 30% Mourvedre, and the balance an assortment of permitted varieties. Full-bodied, decadent, and voluptuous, yet also light and clean on the palate, with no heaviness or apparent weight, it is a knockout effort that will continue to drink well for another 10-12 years." (12/12)
"Our philosophy of wine production is generally the same: First of all we take a lot of care choosing the date of harvest, with daily analysis of grapes to avoid not perfectly ripe grapes, therefore no "green" defect in our wines. In a "normal" vintage, eraflage is systematic. A first extraction of the tannins of dandruff takes place during a small week, in controlled temperature (around 10 degrees C / 50 degrees F), before fermentation, for silky and elegant tannins. Then the second extraction, with presence of alcohol, lasts 3 - 4 weeks. Finally, Most of syrah and mourvedre were raised in french oak casks (1/3 new, 1/3 of one wine, 1/3 of two wines), grenaches in wooden conic tank, which allows to mark them lightly and soften up the existent tannins of very ripe grapes. More than a year and half of tank allows a natural sedimentation, making filtering almost useless. Bottling date: end 2010." - Winery
"For the last 15 years, oenologist Xavier Vignon has become internationaly known for being the winemaker of several of the best domaines in Chateauneuf-du-Pape and around.
In 2002, some friends (who are wine importers) ask him if he can create his own wine. Choosing amongst the best wines he as made, he creates a blend Rhone with different vintages, and different appellations. His ideal wine, easy to understand, modern, powerfull and a great value for money. 100% Xavier was born." - Winery