Clos du Mont Olivet Cotes du Rhone Vieilles Vignes 2018
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Clos du Mont-Olivet is a true insider’s Chateauneuf-du-Pape domaine. Often described as a beacon of traditionalism, the Sabon family makes Rhône wines that value freshness and elegance over bombastic prowess. Founded in the mid-16th century, the estate today is run by the dynamic and talented Thierry Sabon, and encompasses parcels of mainly 60+ year old vines in the heart of Chateauneuf. The wines are classical in style, with heady, complex aromatics, and ripe, exuberant, garrigue-laden fruit that tastes of the stones that comprise the fascinating soils of the area.
80% Grenache, 10% Carignan and 10% Syrah ~ 40 year old vines on average
• Grown on clay and gravel soils
• Partially de-stemmed
• Raised in a mix of large older barrels and stainless steel tanks
This is an old vine Cotes du Rhone with serious terroir credentials. Selected from vineyards (planted in the 1950s) that boast classic Chateauneuf soils (galets roules, sand, marl), this wine shows the depth and complexity of a refined Chateauneuf while showcasing lively, summer-ripe fruit and spices.