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Domaine Grand Veneur Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc la Fontaine 2004

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"The top cuvee, the 2004 Chateauneuf du Pape Les Origines, must certainly be one of the stars of the vintage with its deep ruby/purple color and big sweet nose of smoked meats, black cherry, cassis, and a hint of graphite and spice box. Full-bodied, rich, pure, savory, and expansive in the mouth, the wine is a beauty that can be drunk now or cellared for 10-15 years...92." WA 2/07 For the last 7-8 years, this has been one of the best-run estates in Chateauneuf du Pape. Alain Jaume and his two capable sons, Sebastien and Christophe, continue to propel Domaine Grand Veneur into the upper echelon of quality. They also offer an impressively well-made negociant line of wines (under the name Alain Jaume). The hallmarks of the Grand Veneur wines include their extraordinary purity of flavor and impeccable balance. Moreover, they have kept prices remarkably fair.

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Domaine Grand Veneur:
In 1320, Pope Jean XXII had the first vines planted in CHATEAUNEUF DU PAPE. But only in 1360 did the vine acquire a certain importance, first with the white wine drunk by Innocent VI, then with red wine; but these products remained little known. Only from the 18th century onward, did the vine occupy the territory and papal wine begin to be famous. In the Jaume family, the generations ha... Read more
In 1320, Pope Jean XXII had the first vines planted in CHATEAUNEUF DU PAPE. But only in 1360 did the vine acquire a certain importance, first with the white wine drunk by Innocent VI, then with red wine; but these products remained little known. Only from the 18th century onward, did the vine occupy the territory and papal wine begin to be famous. In the Jaume family, the generations have perpetuated the profession of winegrower since Mathieu JAUME decided, in 1826, to grow vines in CHATEAUNEUF DU PAPE. The successions were assumed by Marius, Fernand and Roger. In 1979, Alain and Odile JAUME carried on the family tradition with the creation of the GRAND VENEUR WINERY. At the beginning, the vineyard extended over 22 acres. Over time, the vineyard grew to today's figure of nearly 135 acres spread in the CHÂTEAUNEUF DU PAPE, LIRAC, CÔTES DU RHÔNE VILLAGES "Les Champauvins", and CÔTES DU RHÔNE areas. In 2003, a new estate of 35 acres was acquired: the "CLOS DE SIXTE" Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée LIRAC. This appellation located 10 kilometres from Châteauneuf du Pape, is one of the thirteen Crus of the Rhône Valley. Over the years, the family has grown, too. Today, Sébastien and Christophe are gradually taking charge of the management of the estate. Sharing the family know-how, they have to put to maximum advantage their knowledge in wine-growing and wine-tasting. Read less

External Reviews for Domaine Grand Veneur Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc la Fontaine

External Review
Source: Salute! Wine Market
03/13/2009

We have no description available for this wine.Blend60% Grenache blanc20% Clairette20% Roussane


External Review
Source: Salute! Wine Market
02/28/2009

60% Grenache blanc20% Clairette20% Roussane


External Review
Source: Salute! Wine Market
02/28/2009

"The top cuvee, the 2004 Chateauneuf du Pape Les Origines, must certainly be one of the stars of the vintage with its deep ruby/purple color and big sweet nose of smoked meats, black cherry, cassis, and a hint of graphite and spice box. Full-bodied, rich, pure, savory, and expansive in the mouth, the wine is a beauty that can be drunk now or cellared for 10-15 years. Drink 2007-2022. Imported by Kysela Pere et Fils, LTD." - Robert Parker, Jr., The Wine Advocate (Issue 169), 92 pts 50 % Grenache, 30 % Mourvèdre, 20% Syrah.Aged in new oak barrels for 18 months.



"The top cuvee, the 2004 Chateauneuf du Pape Les Origines, must certainly be one of the stars of the vintage with its deep ruby/purple color and big sweet nose of smoked meats, black cherry, cassis, and a hint of graphite and spice box. Full-bodied, rich, pure, savory, and expansive in the mouth, the wine is a beauty that can be drunk now or cellared for 10-15 years...92." WA 2/07 For the last 7-8 years, this has been one of the best-run estates in Chateauneuf du Pape. Alain Jaume and his two capable sons, Sebastien and Christophe, continue to propel Domaine Grand Veneur into the upper echelon of quality. They also offer an impressively well-made negociant line of wines (under the name Alain Jaume). The hallmarks of the Grand Veneur wines include their extraordinary purity of flavor and impeccable balance. Moreover, they have kept prices remarkably fair.

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