The countdown is on, there are just four days until Christmas.
This special holiday week, we are pulling out all the stops (or should I say corks) for a special Châteauneuf-du-Pape showcase tasting of the 2020 vintage from four great estates, each doing their own unique "assemblage de cépages".
Châteauneuf-du-Pape has a interesting position on the pedestal of French wine given its instantly recognizable bottle, with its embossed papal coat of arms, a rich cultural history, and the strict rules governing which varietals can be used for this iconic red Rhône blend.
If you were ever curious about what style of Châteauneuf you enjoy the most, this holiday week is the perfect time to come see us at Petit Philippe. Join us as we'll feature four brilliant estates that represent the wide range from this storied appellation:
- Domaine Marcoux: primarily Grenache with the remaining 20% composed of Mourvèdre, Syrah and Cinsault
- Roger Sabon: 80% Grenache with Mourvèdre, and Syrah making up the remainder
- Chateau Beaucastel: a diverse assemblage of all 13 allowed varietals; 60% Grenache & Mourvèdre
- Domaine Jean Royer: 100% Grenache
While you are enjoying the flight, do ask us about our gifting selections! All our SPIEGELAU fine wineware is back in stock today! Below find a few wine & stemware examples for the most discerning boss, friend or family member. Give us a call at 704-332-9910 or email for customized package options and special pricing bundles!
Please read on for further details on the tasting flight and a quick primer on Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Don't you just love saying it!?
See you soon!
From the whole team at Petit Philippe,
HAPPY HOLIDAYS, Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Joyous Kwanzaa.
Yuletide Greetings, Joyeux Noël, Feliz Navidad & Frohe Weihnachten!
Stay warm with family, friends and a nice glass of Châteauneuf!