VIGNOBLES MAYARD

Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Rhône Valley
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La Crau de Ma Mere Blanc

Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Grenache Blanc, Roussane, Clairette, Bourboulenc

This white blend is full-bodied and expressive with dense floral aromatics supported by yellow apple, meyer lemon, peach, and white lavender. Even with such intense and expressive aromatics, the mineral core still shines through acting as an anchor to an otherwise extravagant wine experience. A very small quantity of white wine is made at the Mayard estate and it truly is a treasure.

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This wine is sourced from 4 different grapes in two southeastern lieux-dits (vineyards), Mont-Pertuis and La Bigote, in Châteauneuf-du-pape. A combination of sand and clay strikes a balance between a rich full-bodied wine and a wine with an elegant lift. With just 500 cases produced from old-vines, this wine showcases the true terroir and beauty of the local indigenous varieties.

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La Crau de Ma Mère Rouge

Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre

This is the top cuvée from the Mayard estate sourced from Grenache vines over 100 years of age. The concentration of fruit is truly exemplary with a lengthy, complex finish. Rarely do you find a wine with this level of richness that isn't over-ripe and heavy. The flavors are a dazzling combination of cherry compote, dried plum, mocca, cooking spice, and dried lavender. The palate revels an age-worthy character indicative of the world's great wines.

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This wine captures a time and place in a truly special way. From a single parcel in the La Crau lieux-dit (vineyard) this wine expresses the hard work and dedication of 5 generations of the Mayard family. Patience, perseverance, and expertise are on display and transformed into a memorable wine. The blend is dominated by the very old Grenache vines (80%) with a little Syrah and Mourvedre, farmed organically, fermented with native yeast, and aged in large neutral barrels for 18 months.

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Domaine du Père Pape

Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Grenache, Syrah, Cinsault, Mourvèdre

Châteauneuf-du-Pape, the "New House of the Pope" is a regal name for sure. Wines from this region should be equally impressive, and this wine from the lieu-dit (vineyard) Le Grand Coulet, does not disappoint. From the most southern point of the region, this energetic wine expresses fruits of wild, black and blue berries, violet flowers, forest floor, and garrigue. The texture is firm with approachable tannin, and the lush fruit flavors give way to a savory finish.

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The Père Pape comes from a single plot, Grand Coulet, in the far south of the region. Sandy soils are covered by the famous stones, Galet, with 45+ year old vines. Aged in large French barrels and tanks, the wine will age up to 18 months. This wine captures your attention with energy and depth, rarely balanced so well with approachable fruit character. 60% Grenache is blended with Syrah, Cinsault, and Mourvèdre, farmed organically, and fermented with native yeast.

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