94-96 Points - The Wine Advocate
"A plot selection from La Crau, the 2016 Chateauneuf du Pape Elegance de Jeanne features wonderfully floral scents of roses and lavender. It's full-bodied and creamy in texture yet nearly weightless, and it carries a firm tannic kick and plenty of peppery-licorice spice on the long finish."- Joe Czerwinski
Wine Makers Notes:
Rich and opulent wine with a big aromatic complexity : black cherries, blackberries, cocoa, liquorice and pepper.
Food pairing: Herb roasted turkey served with vegetables, spiced venison with pear chutney and parsnip chips or a classic beef bourguignon.
This is an emotional tribute to Bertrand and Guillaume’s grandmother Jeanne, Elégance de Jeanne is the perfect expression of terroir and old Grenache: soft, elegant, expressive and generous.
Blend: 90 % Grenache, 10 % a field blend of Counoise, Carignan, Mourvèdre, etc.
One of our favourite Rhone producers. They are well worth a visit if you are ever in the area.
Domaine Font de Michelle owns 27 hectares of vines in the Chateauneuf region. 25 hectares are used for planting red wine grapes and 2 hectares are reserved for the production of Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc. Like many estates, the soils and terroirs are spread-out and varied, with different soils. Their best land is situated on the La Crau plateau. They also have vines in the Croix de Bois lieu-dit they purchased in 2016. They have a south east facing terroir with rocks, stone, clay and limestone soils. However, their vineyards are widely dispersed throughout the appellation. The vineyards are farmed using organic farming techniques.