Clos des Brusquieres Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Rhone, France 2020
VINTAGE : 2020
COUNTRY : France
REGION/APPELLATION : France, Southern Rhone, Chateauneuf du Pape
VARIETALS : 80% Grenache, 10% Syrah 5% Mourvèdre, 5% Cinsault
At only eight hectares in size, this miniscule, ultra-traditional estate produces tiny quantities of just one wine: no luxury cuvée, no specialty blend, just a stunningly pure and complex Chateauneuf-du-Pape. Owner Claude Courtil is the godson of none other than Henri Bonneau, one of the most legendary and revered producers in the region, and he learned everything he knows about winemaking from his godfather. Henri and Claude share a deeply held commitment to natural winemaking: manual vineyard work, traditional aging in large foudres, and bottling without intrusive fining and filtration. With incredibly old vines that average 70 years old, this is truly a special domaine, and one that is extremely deserving of your attention.
Owner and winemaker Claude Courtil is the godson of Henri Bonneau, he was an apprentice to Bonneau before taking over Brusquieres