Chapoutier Châteauneuf-Du-Pape “Barbe Rac”


A pure and intense wine of 100% old-vine Grenache, this unique hilltop vineyard west of the village of Châteauneufdu-Pape makes some of the silkiest and most elegant wines in the region. Its biodynamic viticulture ensures the low yields (15-20 HL/HA) necessary to create an intense Grenache-only wine, and its late picking develops exotic aromas in a very full-bodied and long flavored wine.

Intense garnet; complex and subtle, blackcurrant, plum, followed by roasted coffee, cinnamon, Morello cherry and licorice. Characteristic of the grape variety, a good presence of the tannins, extremely delicate, ample, full bodied, pulpy, warm and round. Outstanding density with an impressive length.

92-94 Points – Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate
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Grape Variety:
France, Châteauneuf-du-Pape
Tasting Notes:
Espresso, Big Tannins, Cherry, Currant, Plum, Licorice
Food Pairing:
Charcuterie, Vegetables, Beef, Salmon
Enjoyment Factor:
Slightly chilled (60-65 degrees)
Our Rating:

Vineyard Information

Châteauneuf-du-Pape, France