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Châteauneuf-du-Pape White la Bernardine 2003

Winemaker's Notes:

"The outstanding 2003 Cote Rotie Les Becasses (100% Syrah) represents only<br/>33% of the normal production. Concentrated black fruits combine with notions of<br/>olive paste, earth, and pepper in this dense, medium to full-bodied, rich,<br/>velvety-textured 2003. Drink it over the next 10-12 years. Drink 2004-2016.<br/>90-92/100 points. (Robert Parker - Wine Advocate - Dec-2004)<br/><br/>

M. Chapoutier:
The name CHAPOUTIER is present in the Rhône Valley since 1808. In 1879, the distant ancestor Polydor CHAPOUTIER was the first to begin to buy vines, thus moving from the status of wine-grower of an estate to that of a viticulturist, a wine producer and a businessman. The pioneering spirit was already present in the family.

"The outstanding 2003 Cote Rotie Les Becasses (100% Syrah) represents only<br/>33% of the normal production. Concentrated black fruits combine with notions of<br/>olive paste, earth, and pepper in this dense, medium to full-bodied, rich,<br/>velvety-textured 2003. Drink it over the next 10-12 years. Drink 2004-2016.<br/>90-92/100 points. (Robert Parker - Wine Advocate - Dec-2004)<br/><br/>

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