EXCEPTIONAL RIPENESS AND BALANCE
Les chorégies 2018
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Grenache Noir, Syrah, Mourvèdre
Rolled pebbles, Safer
Les Chorégies is vinified exclusively in 18hl tuns with 50% of whole grapes, which is something of a rarity in the Châteauneuf-du-pape appellation as Clos de l'Oratoire is the only domaine to own this type of receptacle. Their elongated shape increases the surface area for exchange between the musts and the skins during vinification. The latter remain fully submerged through until the end of fermentation thereby ensuring a more gentle extraction through the infusion of the skins. It is therefore the ripest, smoothest tannins that are extracted during the 6 week maceration period.
Aged for 12 months in French oak tuns followed by 9 months in concrete vats before being left to rest in the bottle for a further 18 months
"Incredibly intense hue for a wine that is composed primarily of Grenache. The nose combines the power of the Grenache from the rolled pebbles with its dried fruit notes (dried figs, prunes, sultanas), with delicate floral and liquorice notes. A touch of black fruit and tapenade adds complexity. The palate is an expression of the warmth of the Châteauneuf-du-Pape terroir. It is powerful, sunny and expresses itself on notes of ripe fruit, sweet spices and floral notes. "
Food and wine pairing
The 2018 vintage of ‘Les Chorégies’ will work beautifully with a slow roasted leg of lamb, a beef fillet from Aubrac or a traditional dish of Hare Royale.
The cuvée ‘Les Chorégies’ is best enjoyed at between 16 and 18°C. We advise decanting the wine 2 to 4 hours before serving or simply opening the bottle 18 to 24 hours prior to serving with a small amount of the wine (around 5cl) removed from the bottle in order to increase surface area for contact with the air.
This vintage can be aged for a further 15 years in the cellar at temperatures of 12 to 15°C and humidity levels of between 60% and 80%.