Domaine de la Biscarelle - Châteauneuf du Pape "Les Anglaises" 2015
“Les Anglaises”: This top cuvée is from Domaine de la Biscarelle’s prized “Les Anglaises” vineyard. The vineyard is composed of vines that are primarily 80 to 105 years old. “Les Anglaises” is located on beautiful hillsides at the northern end of the appellation of Châteauneuf du Pape in an area called Cabrières. The soil is a complex mixture of galettes roulées, clay, and red sand.
Tasting Notes: The wine making philosophy at Domaine de la Biscarelle is quite simple, Jérôme wants as little as possible to come between the consumer of his wine and the vineyard itself. He therefore ages his wine in tank, not barrel, and does not destem the grapes. The result is a beautiful combination of earthy terroir, spice, and intense fruit flavors. The 2012 Les Anglaises has a very spicy, black pepper nose. In the mouth earthy sous-bois (forest floor) notes quickly give way to black cherry fruit and garrigue notes. This wine combines the best of practices modern and traditional techniques to produce a beautifully built, complex Châteauneuf du Pape. Only 225 cases produced!