Rich, opulent, dense. Tardieu-Laurent Vieilles Vignes Châteauneuf-du-Pape is not a wallflower. Composed of 85% Grenache, 10% Syrah and 5% Mourvèdre, most fruit comes from vines planted in the La Crau and Mont Olivet regions. This is heavily perfumed wine. Spice and floral notes give way to an intense minerality as the wine develops in the glass. Sweet and juicy on the palate with rounded tannins, the finish is long and smooth.
As one of the leading négociants in the Rhône, Maison Tardieu-Laurent have access to some of the most established old vines in the region. Tardieu-Laurent handpick the producers whose fruit finds its way into all of their wines, thus producing exemplary expressions of Rhône terroir at all tiers.