Domaine St Patrice Cotes du Rhone Rouge
First, the unique character of Châteauneuf-du-Pape Domaine St Patrice comes from the diversity of its terroirs. Then the clay and sand-rich soils with dominant pure white clay and red clay covered with worn pebbles and limestone rocks and traces of yellow clay constitute the solid foundations on which our vines blossom.
At first, the origin of the name Saint Patrice dates back to the 18th century. Under Jean DE POWER was ambassador of Châteauneuf du Pape wines in Ireland. The centuries have shaped the Clos, its vines, and its wines. Then, in 1838, Clos Saint Patrice was known as «one of the best Châteauneuf-du-Pape vineyards» (in the 1838 Vaucluse directory). Several writings attest to the reputation of the Clos. It was qualified as «the oldest Châteauneuf-du-Pape wine» in the 1920s. In 2009, Guy Jullian and his son Jérôme bought the Clos. These latest generations of a modest family of winegrowers from Châteauneuf-du-Pape thus became the first owners of a monopoly in Châteauneuf-du-Pape.
Domaine St Patrice is farmed according to organic principles and thrives to the rhythm of the team’s high standards and precision.
They have always been attentive to the soil and their vines, using traditional techniques and no chemicals.
With experience and time, their know-how allows them to perfectly master each grapevine. The old methods such as plowing, making furrows, and plowing down the vines prevail at St Patrice. The grapes are exclusively harvested by hand before being carefully sorted.
The winemaking process is gentle and natural, based on the principle of infusion.
Awards: 15.5/20 Bettane & Dessauve
Grape Varieties: Grenache -Mourvèdre — Syrah
Tasting Notes: Bettane & Dessauve
“Splendid Côtes du Rhône from beautiful terroirs in Châteauneuf (le Coudoulet, Les Champauvins), sappy and unctuous, expressing an aromatic palette of thyme, bay leaf, black olive and blackberry”
Food Pairing Recommendations: At first, Amazing with a roasted lamb or beef fillet. Then, it would be a great friends with truffle dishes such as truffle risotto. At last, enjoy It with a artisan cheese platter from Monsieur CHATTÉ.