Domaine Chante Perdrix – Chateauneuf du Pape
The Domaine Chante Perdrix was founded in 1896. The Nicolet family has managed the 20 hectare estate located in the Galimardes and Les Serres lieux-dits for several generations. The surface of the vineyards is classically littered with large white stones deposited by the Rhone River. Today the vines are about 50 years old.
The primary production is red Chateauneuf which is 60-75% Grenache blended with Syrah, Mourvedre and Muscardin.
Elevage is in 1-5 year old barrels. The reds are medium-bodied with great purity of fruit, pepper and spice. They drink well young and develop nicely with age.
A smaller amount of fresh, clean and herbal white Chateauneuf du Pape is made from Grenache Blanc, Clairette, Bourboulenc and Rousanne.
Chateauneuf du Pape
Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc
Maine: National Distributors
New Hampshire: Vinilandia
Vermont: Vermont Wine Merchants
Massachusetts: Classic Wine Imports
Rhode Island: Wine Brothers
New York: Maximum Wine
New Jersey: Maximum Wine
Michigan: Crush Wine
Illinois: Louis Glunz Wines
Montana: Eagle Beverage
Virginia: William Harrison Imports
Louisiana: Wine Purveyors
70% Grenache 20% Syrah 10% Mourvedre
45 year old vines Syrah aged in barrels, 15% new barrels 85% 1-3 year old barrels Grenache and Mourvedre aged in foudre
focus is on deep red fruits –red currant, red plum, red raspberry- with plenty of pepper and spice
Great purity of fruit and polished tannins
This typically drinks well young and gains complexity and length with age
60% Grenache Blanc blended with Clairette, Roussane, Bourboulenc 70-100% destemmed no skin maceration one month vinification 10% in barrel
14% alcohol fine texture on palette flavors of lemon citrus, straw, dried apricot fresh, clean dry finish