- Region France
- Extras New
- Wine Style Powerful Reds, Redblend
- Wine Type Red
- Grapes Grenacheblend
- Body Full
The wine is a blend of Grenache Noir, Mourvèdre, and Syrah, each contributing its unique characteristics to create a complex and harmonious profile. The terroir of Châteauneuf-du-Pape plays a significant role in shaping the wine's personality. The blend comes from different major terroirs of the region: crumbly, sandy soil from the eastern and southern slopes, limestone from the western side facing the Rhône river, red clay from the northern zone, and the famous “galets” (large, round quartzite stones) from the upper plateaux sector. Each of these soils imparts different qualities to the grapes, adding to the wine's complexity.
The winemaking process was carried out with great care. The grapes were hand-picked and partially destemmed before fermentation. The fermentation and maceration of each grape variety were conducted separately for about 4 weeks in cement vats, allowing for the distinct characteristics of each varietal to be preserved. The wine was then aged for approximately 12 months, partly in oak and partly in vat, before the final blending and bottling. This method ensures a balance between the fruitiness of the grapes and the subtle influence of oak.
The wine is also vegan-friendly, catering to a broad range of wine enthusiasts.
In terms of service, it is recommended to open the wine one hour before serving at a temperature between 13° and 15°C (55.5°-59°F). The Gabriel Meffre St Theodoric Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2020 can be enjoyed young, showcasing its vibrant fruit and freshness, but it also has the potential to age gracefully for up to 12 years, developing more complexity and depth over time.
In summary, this wine is a celebration of an exceptional vintage and the diverse terroirs of Châteauneuf-du-Pape. It is a testament to the meticulous winemaking practices and the unique character of the region's varietals, offering a wine that is both enjoyable in its youth and capable of maturing beautifully.
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Shipping & Returns
- Pricing For 1-12 bottles, shipping is $6.99 for Auckland, $8.99 for the North Island and $11.99 for the South Island. For 13 or more bottles, shipping is $11.99 for Auckland, $14.99 for the North Island and $17.99 for the South Island.
- Timing We estimate delivery to be up to 3-4 working days for urban NZ addresses, and up to 5 working days for rural delivery.
- Click and collect is available from our Albany warehouse shop.
- We do not ship outside of New Zealand.
- We are unable to deliver to PO Boxes. Delivery is via NZ Couriers.
You may return most new, unopened items within 30 days of delivery for a full refund. We’ll also pay the return shipping costs if the return is a result of our error (you received an incorrect or defective item, etc.).
You should expect to receive your refund within four weeks of giving your package to the return shipper, however, in many cases you will receive a refund more quickly. This time period includes the transit time for us to receive your return from the shipper (5 to 10 business days), the time it takes us to process your return once we receive it (3 to 5 business days), and the time it takes your bank to process our refund request (5 to 10 business days).
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