Les Clavelles is a single parcel of Grenache that sits atop Le Crau, the famed plateau of Châteauneuf-du-Pape. After years of careful selection, this plot of loamy sands dotted with large pebbles was identified for its unique ability to express the terroir of Châteauneuf-du-Pape within a single varietal. With a gentle southwest-facing slope, these vines benefit from direct sunlight in the late afternoon and the famed Mistral winds from the North. The grapes are hand-picked and hand-sorted before whole clusters are fermented in a wooden tank. Pump-overs and punch-downs occur daily during fermentation to ensure optimal extraction of compounds. Maceration lasts 3 weeks before aging for 12 months in foudres or large old oak casks (30%) and old oak barrels (70%).

Harvest Note
The 2017 vintage was exceptional in many aspects: remarkable weather led to an early and small harvest with outstanding quality. A mild and dry winter with high temperatures in February and March led to a very early bud break. Mid-May temperatures were above normal thus the vines began to grow very quickly with imminent flowering. The very hot and dry weather conditions since the beginning of summer accelerated the ripening of the grapes. Starting at the end of May, weather conditions were conducive to a good harvest.
Tasting Note
Crimson red with purple hints, this elegant and complex wine offers aromas of blueberries and garrigue herbs. The rich palate adds notes of cherries, Mediterranean hers, licorice, and peppery spices. The long and smooth finish showcases the minerality of this unique plot
Food Pairing
Beef stew
Technical Data
GRAPES: 100% Grenache
APPELLATION: Châteauneuf-du-Pape AOC
PH: 3.72
ACIDITY: 4.8 g/l
ABV: 15.5%
AGING: 12 months in foudres or old French oak casks (30%) and old French oak barrels (70%)
Unique Selling Points
  • 100% Grenache from a single plot on the famed Le Crau plateau
  • Hand harvested and hand sorted - estate grown and bottled
  • Average vine age is 85+
  • Certified AB Organic
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