Domaine de Chateaumar

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Castel Mar (Chateaumar) estate dates back to the 11th century. For many generations the vines at Domaine de Chateaumar have been cultivated by father and son. Today it is Jean-Felix and Frederic Souret managing the vineyard, always maintaining the greatest respect for nature: vineyards run for generations without any pesticides or herbicides. The estate is located 9 km from Orange, in the heart of the AOP Cotes du Rhone. The vineyards include 25 acres in Cotes du Rhone, on stony clay-limestone soils, and 12 acres in Chateauneuf-du-Pape. The soil of this prestigious appellation is red clay and large round cobbles. The vineyard is naturally established from several noble varieties of the Southern Rhone, principally Grenache, Syrah, and Mourvedre. Farming is fully sustainable. The soil is turned several times during the year which allows the vines to draw a wonderful energy from deep down to create beautifully formed grapes. Once matured the grapes are hand-harvested, selected, and sorted.

Wines from Domaine de Chateaumar

Chateauneuf-du-Pape

Blend: 85% Grenache, 10% Syrah, 5% Mourvedre
Aging: 12 months in demi-muids French oak barrels (50%) and in concrete tanks (50%).

This very limited production wine is rich and robust with a gorgeous structure, soft tannins and a long persistent finish. It will pair well with with all your heartier dishes. Drink over the next 8 years.

Cotes du Rhone Cuvee Bastien

Blend: 100% Grenache
Aging: 8 to 10 months in concrete tanks

The cuvee Bastien, named after the winemakers’ son, is made from a single vineyard of 50+ year old vines. Rich, fruity and elegant vines with a ripe and open knit with lots of black cherry and spice, graphite and sweet earth notes.

Cotes du Rhone Rose

Blend: 90% Grenache, 10% Mourvedre
Aging: 6 months in stainless steel tanks

Rose petal color, a nose of fresh red and yellow fruits (strawberries, raspberries, peaches). On the palate, the wine is soft, round, with elegant sweetness from the fruits noted on the nose, a good minerality, and a fresh lingering finish.

Cotes du Rhone Cuvee Vincent

Blend: 100% Syrah
Aging: 8 to 10 months in concrete tanks

Cuvee Vincent is made from 50+ year old vines growing on two parcels bordering Chateauneuf-du-Pape. A rich and complex wine, with aromas of blackberries, blueberries, and dark spices. This wine will pair well with all your heartier dishes.

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