Catarina 2016 - Châteauneuf-du-Pape

The Vintage

Undoubtedly one of the appellation’s greatest vintages since 1998, 2016 offers power and elegance, freshness and balance, forecasting a fantastic ageing potential.

Food Pairing

Truffle omelette.

The Sommelier's tips

Serving temperature : 15 - 17°C.

Decanting : 1 hour.

Ageability

10+ years.

Review

Made from 100% Grenache (partially destemmed) brought up in demi-muids, the 2016 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Catarina has slightly more pepper and herb notes as well as plenty of graphite, black cherries, and black raspberries. It’s concentrated, deep, layered, and incredibly pure on the palate. It’s going to keep for 10-15 years.

Jeb Dunnuck 8/28/2018

Certification

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