Catarina 2018 - Châteauneuf-du-Pape

The Vintage

2018 was a particularly wet year with 1600mm of precipitation for an annual average of 600mm. Only the month of September was spared by the rains, which allowed us to harvest perfectly healthy grapes. The balance of the wines is characterized by a great freshness and a nice minerality on the palate.

Food Pairing

Truffle omelette.

The Sommelier's tips

Serving temperature : 15 - 17°C.

Decanting : 1 hour.

Ageability

10+ years.

Review

The certified organic and biodynamic 2018 Châteauneuf du Pape Catarina is 90% Grenache and 10% Syrah, drawn from the lieux-dits of Colombis, Bois de la Ville and Grand Devès. Fermented in tank and matured in older demi-muids, it shows vibrant raspberry and cherry fruit on the nose, underscored by hints of garrigue and crushed stone. Medium to full-bodied, it’s ripe and silky in feel but not overly rich or round, making less of a cocktail wine than some, and easier to pair with food.

Joe Czerwinski, October 2020

Certification

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