Welcome

2016 Charvin Chateauneuf-du-Pape

2016 Charvin Chateauneuf-du-Pape

Organic
97 Points Jeb Dunnuck
2016 Charvin Chateauneuf-du-Pape
97 Points Jeb Dunnuck

In stock

This Chateauneuf is sublime quality and extreme value. The humble yet famous Charvin is so traditional that he won't charge nearly the price of his neighbours, despite his superb vineyards of low-yeilding old vines located in the heart of Chateauneuf. The winemaking too is a traditional treasure, with no oak and instead whole bunch fermentation in concrete tank creating a classic balance of immense fruit purity and layered complexity. Charvin doesn't fuss with top tiers or special cuvees, so this $70 something estate bottling offers the full heart and soul of his best fruit. Outstanding wine to decant now or cellar as long as you like.

In stock

$74.99 in mixed 6+ or $83.99 per bottle

Overview

Grape

Mainly old vine Grenache (50-80 years) with Syrah, Mourvedre and Vaccarese.

Its Origins

“Charvin may indeed produce the Richebourg of Chateauneuf du Pape.” - Robert Parker. Laurent Charvin runs this small family estate located in the north of Chateauneuf-du-Pape. The domaine has vineyard holdings of just 8 hectares in Chateauneuf-du-Pape and 13 hectares in Cotes du Rhone. The average age of the vineyards is over 50 years old with the oldest being nearly 80 years of age. Laurent Charvin describes his vineyard site as being ‘cool’ for Chateauneuf as their vines are mostly planted on sandy north facing slopes.

What The Critics Say

95-97/100 Jeb Dunnuck

"The 2016 Châteauneuf-du-Pape from Laurent Charvin is a beauty, and I’d wager one of the finest to date. In addition, it has a vibrant, mineral-laced personality that I’m sure is loved by Laurent. As classic as it gets, with a rocking bouquet of black, black fruits, garrigue, crushed rocks, and pepper, it hits the palate with full-bodied richness, remarkable concentration, yet also the freshness and purity that’s the hallmark of Laurent’s wines. I followed this bottle for two days, and it shut down with extended aeration, so I’d recommend trying a bottle on release and then hiding the rest for a good 4-5 years. The blend is the classic 82% Grenache, 5% each of Mourvèdre and Syrah, and the balance Vaccarèse and Counoise, fermented with 100% whole clusters and aged all in concrete tanks. Don’t miss this beauty."

96/100 Vinous, Josh Raynolds

"Deep bright-rimmed red. An explosively perfumed bouquet evokes ripe fruits, incense and exotic spices, and a sexy floral pastille nuance builds in the glass. Sappy, broad and expansive on the palate, offering sweet raspberry preserve, boysenberry and spicecake flavors that are given spine and lift by a core of juicy acidity. Closes on a gently tannic note, displaying superb clarity and spicy thrust and leaving sweet red fruit preserve and Asian spice notes behind."

95/100 Decanter, Matt Watts

"No Cuvée Spéciale produced in 2016, just one wine, fermented and aged in concrete for 21 months. Orange peel and black olives on the nose lead into a powerful, juicy, concentrated palate with real thrust. There's real detail and power, and it's all very well balanced with super-fine tannins and a saline finish. Very long and intense. Certified organic." Drink 2024 - 2034

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Grenache Syrah Mourvedre Blend

  • Colour

    Red

  • Region

    Rhone Valley

  • Closure

    Cork

  • Volume

    750ml

  • Alcohol

    15.00%

  • Maturity

    2020 - 2039

This Wine Goes Well With

with DUCK
with LAMB
with POULTRY

Taste

4

Delivery & Returns

We deliver throughout New Zealand and to some locations overseas. Our deliveries are made by trusted third party carriers. For further details on prices and delivery options please go to DELIVERY INFORMATION section of our site.

If for any reason you are not entirely happy with your order or you suspect that they may be affected by a quality issue, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will remedy the problem straight away. Contact us on 0800 422 767.

YOU MAY ALSO LIKE THESE WINES

This Wine is Also Available in a Case Deal

Please wait...

You've just added to the cart

{{var product.name}}

{{var product.short_description}}

You may also like these wines

Continue shopping
View cart & checkout