Forks & Corks 2017: "Gold Award"
In 1875 the entire vineyard was destroyed by phylloxera, a small insect that eats the roots of vines, eventually killing them. Our family was ruined and took up quarrying, the silk trade and farming (wheat and cereals). The vineyard was replanted primarily with Grenache grapes. Neither the 1914-1918 war, the economic crisis of 1929 nor the Second World War were helpful to the expansion or development of the estate. In 1980 Geneviève and Jérôme Quiot decided to relaunch bottle sales.
"A beautiful effort that's dedicated to the importer Robert Kacher's son Alex, the 2012 Châteauneuf du Pape Cuvee Alex, a blend of Grenache and Mourvedre, offers beautiful aromatics of black cherry, new leather, licorice and hints of vanilla-laced spice. This flows to a medium to full-bodied, rich, layered and beautifully fruited Châteauneuf du Pape that has a supple, balanced profile, good concentration and plenty of length. It's an outstanding bottle of wine that can be consumed anytime over the coming 7-8 years."
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