Domaine la Milliere Chateauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes 2015

The oldest grenache vines were planted in 1891 and 1920. About 60% of the 14-hectare vineyard is planted to that. As for the other varieties, they are about 50 years old, namely syrah, mourvedre, cinsault and counoise. The domaine was bought by Fernand Arnaud in the 1940s. His teenager son Aime – then barely 14 – fell under the spell and decided to devote his life to the vine and the wine. Aged in concrete tanks and large old foudres, Domaine la Mlliere CdP Old Vines Red is perfumed, evoking violets and liquorice. The dark cherry fruit is ripe, smooth, textured and smouldering. The tannins are just as ripe, soft, round and caressing. Elegant and impossible to put down. Domaine la Milliere also produces a single vineyard 100% grenache called La Bessade. The first vintage of that was 2012.

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