Charvin Chateauneuf du Pape 2018
A benchmark name in Southern Rhone, Charvin is a staunch traditionalist. Let others use their best grapes for fancy cuvees, he uses his best fruit for his one Chateauneuf, this one! 80-90% old vine (many close to 50-years-old) Grenache with Syrah with some Mourvedre. The grapes are not destemmed. Vinification in traditional cement vats. Aged in traditional red, cement tanks for an average of 21 months before bottling.