Les Granieres features hand picked, fully ripe grapes that are balanced and have full aromatic expression. They are sorted on a table then destemmed. The maceration begins with a phase of cold pre-fermentation of 12 to 24 hours. Then alcoholic fermentation occurs, temperature controlled throughout. Pump overs and punch downs create intensity that defines the taste and the must produced during fermentation extracts the best of the berries' essence. The maceration lasts 18 to 20 days. At the end, the wines are racked into concrete tanks for malolactic fermentation. When this secondary fermentation is complete, the cuvée is racked in big casks for ageing before the blending is completed.

92 Points
Wine Spectator
2014 vintage
91 Points
Wine Enthusiast
2014 vintage
Harvest Note
The 2014 vintage is what is commonly called a “vintner’s vintage”, in the sense that the work done in the vines all along the seasons was a key factor to achieve a great result. The working year – which started early in the spring and finished late in the autumn - was an exhausting year, where experience and anticipation proved to be precious allies to produce beautiful grapes. Because of a summer punctuated with rainfalls, cool nights, and hours of sunshine below average; in a matter of weeks the vintage lost its early potential. A consequence of the contrasted weather in the summer was to delay the beginning of the harvest to September 11th.
Tasting Note
A ripe, fleshy, flattering Châteauneuf du Pape, it shows a velvety palate, full of plum, blackberry, black tea and licorice. The long, fine-grained finish has some suprising depth and an excellent fruity after taste.
Food Pairing
Most red meat dishes, particularly beef bourgignon and lamb chops in a balsamic reduction.
Technical Data
GRAPES: 41% Grenache Noir, 25% Syrah, 20% Cinsault, 14% Mouvèdre
APPELLATION: Chateauneuf-du-Pape
PH: 3.59
ACIDITY: 5.42 g/L
ABV: 14.3%
AGING: Aged 78 % in large wooden vats and 22 % in small barrels.
Unique Selling Points
  • Produced by one of Châteauneuf-du-Pape’s oldest and most storied estates
  • Certified AB Organic – protecting the environment since 1998 by Eco-Cert
  • Estate grown, hand harvested, estate bottled
  • Can be enjoyed upon release
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