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.

 

Wines Produced

Chateauneuf du Pape
Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc

 

Distributors

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

 

 

Blanc2011/2012 Chante Perdrix, Chateauneuf du Pape

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

Great value

 

 

Chateauneuf du Pape2013 Chante Perdrix, Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc

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