Xavier Flouret Red Rhone Blend Châteauneuf-du-Pape les Clés du Paradis 2006
PRODUCER: R&D Vins WINEMAKER: Jean-François Ranvier HISTORY: Francois Dauvergne and Jean-François Ranvier are R&D Vins. As put by the famous French wine critics Mr. Bettane & Mr. Desseauve, they “belong to a new generation of young negociants highly involved in the production of their wines with strong ties and implication with the wine grower friends, eventually producing a wine that cannot be truer to the terroir”. VITICULTURE & VINIFICATION: The 45 year old vines produce a low yield of 30 Hl / hectare. Grapes are destemmed before undergoing a classic long and gentle fermentation. AGEING: In foudre for some of the blend. In concrete vats for the majority of it.
Xavier Flouret Wines, founded by Xavier Flouret in 2008, is a collection of boutique wines from around the world. Each award-winning wine embodies the character of that wine’s region, which is important when developing a carefully selected portfolio of varietals. Each bottle features an "X" design on the front and information about the winemaker and the winery on the back, complete with food pairing recommendations.
Food Pairings for Xavier Flouret Red Rhone Blend Châteauneuf-du-Pape les Clés du Paradis
Eye: Elegant ruby color Nose: Fruit basket of complex cherry and black currant flavors intermingled with a touch of spices and licorice Palate: Cherry and blackcurrant flavors, powerful yet smooth tannins.
Notes: In foudre for some of the blend. In concrete vats for the majority of it.
|Alcohol: 14.5%||pH: 3.64|
|Sugar: 2.48 grams per liter||Total Acidity: 3.26 grams per liter|