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Domaine Raymond Usseglio & Fils "Vielles Vignes" Chateauneuf Du Pape Kosher 2021 750ml

SKU: 210000056039 ISBN: 087752032992
$99.50
Kosher

Wine Information:

Country: France

Region: Chateauneuf Du Pape

Sub-Region:

Appellation: Chateaneuf De Pape

Variety: Grenache (80%), Mourvèdre (5%), Syrah (5%), Cinsault (5%), Counoise (5%)

Type: Reds

Size: 750ml

$99.50
Jeb Dunnuck: Readers looking for the next superstar estate in Châteauneuf du Pape need to get on Raymond Usseglio’s bandwagon ASAP as the quality here is equal to anything out there today. 

This third-generation family domaine, of Italian origin, is today run by Raymond’s son, Stéphane Usseglio. The estate counts 24-hectares in Châteauneuf-du-Pape, all of which have been managed biodynamically since 2011. Their vineyards are divided equally between the galet-strewn parcels around Orange, the sandy soils of Courthézon and the alluvial, clay soils of the Crau plateau and the village of Bédarrides. Stéphane continues to innovate, using small, new oak barrels alongside the traditional foudres, as well as experimenting with concrete and terracotta amphorae of varying shapes and sizes.

These winemaking techniques enhance the characteristics of each grape variety, carefully highlighting the particularities of each.

Stéphane’s 2021 wines are a great success, albeit 20-25% down in volume against their average yield. The wines show their trademark power and structure; but as we’ve seen with other producers, they also have lower levels of alcohol and higher acidity than the last two vintages. While this freshness makes them more approachable in youth than in some years, their structure will ensure they are nonetheless worthy of cellar ageing. They are wines to return to throughout their ageing process.

This rich wine has notes of flowers, cherries and spice.
 


Jeb Dunnuck: Readers looking for the next superstar estate in Châteauneuf du Pape need to get on Raymond Usseglio’s bandwagon ASAP as the quality here is equal to anything out there today. 
This third-generation family domaine, of Italian origin, is today run by Raymond’s son, Stéphane Usseglio. The estate counts 24-hectares in Châteauneuf-du-Pape, all of which have been managed biodynamically since 2011. Their vineyards are divided equally between the galet-strewn parcels around Orange, the sandy soils of Courthézon and the alluvial, clay soils of the Crau plateau and the village of Bédarrides. Stéphane continues to innovate, using small, new oak barrels alongside the traditional foudres, as well as experimenting with concrete and terracotta amphorae of varying shapes and sizes. These winemaking techniques enhance the characteristics of each grape variety, carefully highlighting the particularities of each.
Stéphane’s 2021 wines are a great success, albeit 20-25% down in volume against their average yield. The wines show their trademark power and structure; but as we’ve seen with other producers, they also have lower levels of alcohol and higher acidity than the last two vintages. While this freshness makes them more approachable in youth than in some years, their structure will ensure they are nonetheless worthy of cellar ageing. They are wines to return to throughout their ageing process.
This rich wine has notes of flowers, cherries and spice.

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