Domaine Charvin Chateauneuf du Pape 2017 - SPIRITED Wines
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Domaine Charvin Chateauneuf du Pape 2017
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Domaine Charvin Chateauneuf du Pape 2017

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Opting to produce a single cuvée, the winemaking here is staunchly traditional, with no destemming and fermentation and aging occurring all in concrete tanks for 21 months, bottled unfiltered. This is a wine that can age 20 years from any vintage as well as be accessible quite young with just a little breathing.
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Not yet bottled, Charvin's 2017 Chateauneuf du Pape appears slightly disappointing in the context of previous efforts. It has the estate's characteristic lifted red fruits-pie cherries and red raspberries-and almost Muscat-like spice notes, but it doesn't yet seem as complete or elegant as the 2015 or 2016. It's medium to full-bodied, with a silky feel to the mid-palate, but there are some drying tannins on the finish. Give it a couple of years in the cellar, then drink it over the next decade. The assemblage is 82% Grenache, 5% each Mourvèdre and Syrah, plus 4% each Counoise and Vaccarèse, all matured in concrete.

Joe Czerwinski, April 30, 2019