Châteauneuf du Pape: Domaine du Père Caboche Rouge 2016

"Moving to the 2016 reds, the 2016 Châteauneuf-du-Pape is made from 80% Grenache, 15% Syrah and the balance Mourvèdre, destemmed and aged in concrete tanks and foudre. It offers lots of blackberry, blueberry, violets and lavender aromatics, medium to full-bodied richness, nicely integrated acidity and a great finish. It's a high-quality, balanced, character filled traditional cuvée to drink over the coming decade." 90-92/100. Drink 2018 - 2026. Jeb Dunnuck -

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Tasting Notes
This is the Boissons principal red bottling of Châteauneuf', called simply 'Domaine du Père Caboche', which hails from mature rootstock on the Le Crau plateau. It is blended from 70% Grenache Noir, 10% each of Mourvèdre and Syrah and a diverse 'field blend' of lesser varieties. It is always a hedonistic and sensual offering. It has a bright red fruit bouquet and juicy, hedgerow berry palate supported by silky, soft tannins.
About this wine
Style Red Wine, Sec, Medium-bodied, Non Sparkling
Wine Region Rhône, Châteauneuf du Pape
Grape Variety (Cépage) Grenache Noir, Mourvèdre, Other local varietals, Syrah
Vintage 2016
Cellarage Drinks well from the off and up to 8 years from vintage.
Vinification The grapes for this Châteauneuf du Pape are hand harvested from 40-60 year-old-vines and put in shallow buckets to protect the fruit from being crushed prematurely. The Syrah and Cinsault remain uncrushed while the other varieties are lightly crushed prior to fermentation. The grapes are then fermented in large thermo-regulated stainless steel vats 21 days prior to filtering and bottling.
Alcohol By Volume (%) 15

Domaine Père Caboche (Jean-Pierre & Emilie Boisson)

Jean-Pierre Boisson, former long-serving mayor of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, runs Domaine Père Caboche with his children Emily & Nicolas.  Members of the Boisson family have been both winemakers and blacksmiths for generations. The family nickname of Caboche derives from the old Provençal word for ‘horseshoe nails’ and their Vieilles Vignes cuvée is named after Elisabeth Chambellan, a local blacksmith’s daughter who married Jean-Louis Boisson in 1772.

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One Minute Review - Châteauneuf du Pape: Domaine du Père Caboche Rouge

Emilie Boisson of Domaine du Père Caboche introduces the domaine's benchmark red Châteauneuf du Pape, a strong yet fruity and easy to drink wine, ideal with meat or cheese.

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