Chateauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes Domaine de Marcoux 2017
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The intense nose offers aromas of kirsch, strawberries, spices and flowers. The deep and rich full bodied palate shows great suppleness and dark fruit / gamay flavours. The finish is marked with present but very well integrated fine tannins. The purity is amazing.
The Armenier family’s roots in the region can be traced back to the 13th century the Domaine is surprisingly new having been founded in 1989 but from vineyards that have been in the family for generations. Domaine de Marcoux was a pioneer in organic and biodynamic farming long before it was fashionable and this is now overseen by Sophie’s son Vincent since Catherine retired. They farm about 18 ha in Chateauneuf-du-Pape, 8 ha in Lirac and a little over 2 ha just north of Châteauneuf where they make a lovely and nuanced Côtes-du-Rhône.