Monday, January 4, 2010

Chateau de Beaucrastel Chateaunuf du Pape 2001

Chateauneuf du Pape reminds me of children's kaleidoscopes. Each sniff and sip have something different to offer. The wine is a blend of up to 14 different red grapes, primarily Grenache, Syrah, and Mourvèdre, and the success of the blend relies on finding out the right portion of each grape varieties to put in the wine. This is why some Chateauneuf du Pape is $15 while others are $130. It's quite easy to spot a Chateauneuf du Pape in a blend tasting due to its unique taste, which classically consist of earthy, cooked fruit, spice, and herb. The wine is almost savory.

This wine is amazing with my herb studded leg of lamb or orzo. I think it would go great with beef stew as well or mushroom with sherry vinegar.

No comments:

Post a Comment