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Clos du Mont Olivet Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2021
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Vinous Media 92
"The 2021 Châteauneuf-du-Pape matured for 20 months in a combination of foudre, concrete and steel tanks. This 2021 Châteauneuf-du-Pape offers up lively aromas of ripe red and black fruits, tomato leaf, cloves and dried herbs. It is a polished and layered full-bodied red with ripe tannins and bright acidity, capturing the freshness really well. - By Nicolas Greinacher on April 2023"

The Wine
Practicing organic
78% Grenache, 11% Syrah, 8% Mourvèdre, 3% Cinsault
60+ year old vines
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Shelf Location — 94c
Size:750mL (wine)
Alcohol by vol:15%
Closure:Cork
Store Item ID:#55759
Location at store:94c
Item Description
Vinous Media 92
"The 2021 Châteauneuf-du-Pape matured for 20 months in a combination of foudre, concrete and steel tanks. This 2021 Châteauneuf-du-Pape offers up lively aromas of ripe red and black fruits, tomato leaf, cloves and dried herbs. It is a polished and layered full-bodied red with ripe tannins and bright acidity, capturing the freshness really well. - By Nicolas Greinacher on April 2023"

The Wine
Practicing organic
78% Grenache, 11% Syrah, 8% Mourvèdre, 3% Cinsault
60+ year old vines
From multiple old-vine sites
50% whole cluster
Indigenous yeast
Aged in 65% old foudres, 20% concrete, 8% stainless steel, 7% older barrels


The Estate
Clos du Mont-Olivet is a true insiders Chteauneuf-du-Pape domaine. Often described as a beacon of traditionalism, the Sabon family makes Rhne wines that value freshness and elegance over bombastic prowess. Founded in the mid-16th century, the estate today is run by the dynamic and talented Thierry Sabon, and encompasses parcels of mainly 60+ year old vines in the heart of Chteauneuf. The wines are classical in style, with heady, complex aromatics, and ripe, exuberant, garrigue-laden fruit that tastes of the stones that comprise the fascinating soils of the area. Southern Rhne wines rarely speak so clearly and eloquently of their terroir. It has become quite clear that the quality of Clos du Mont-Olivet has never been higher, and the value represented by their extraordinary lineup stands as a bastion of historic Chteauneuf.

Farming Practice:
Sustainable
About Clos du Mont Olivet
The wines of this estate, which traces its history back to 1547, are among the finest of Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Run by the esteemed Sabon family, Clos du Mont-Olivet is made in a traditional style: partial destemming of grapes, crushing and fermenting in concrete vats, and aging in large foudres.

Making wine is a family affair at Clos du Mont Olivet, and the three Sabon brothers -- Jean-Claude, Pierre and Bernard have run the domaine for the last 30 years, with Bernard's son Thierry gradually assuming winemaking duties, starting gradually in 2001. The wines are composed predominantly of Grenache (usually around 80%), with Syrah, Mourvedre and Cinsault completing the blend. The vines of this estate average over 60 years old.

The 29-hectares of Chateauneuf du Pape that the domaine holds (they also have 17ha of Cotes du Rhone vineyards) is made up of many small parcels, spread throughout the appellation, that vary in size between 21 ares and 3 hectares. Montalivet is a walled vineyard to the east that surrounds the domaine and features the Sabons' oldest vines. Since 1990, these grapes have formed the basis for the deluxe "Cuvée Papet" – an amazingly concentrated and complex Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Further north, Le Pied-de-Baud contains "galets roulés," the large oval rocks for which Châteauneuf-du-Pape is well-known. Although the vines here are younger, the spherical stones reflect the intense southern-Rhone sun, thereby ripening the grapes to full maturity. The third primary section of vines, located to the south, is known as Les Gallimades, a plot of smaller stones and gravel with excellent drainage.

Blending wines sourced from these three areas, the Sabons fashion complex Châteauneuf-du-Pape that combines the fruit intensity and alcoholic strength of Grenache with a slight and appealing hint of rusticity. It only makes sense that such a renowned Châteauneuf producer would also make fabulous Cotes-du-Rhone, which indeed they do; year after year, these are among the best Cotes-du-Rhone values to be found.
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