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Domaine Pierre Usseglio et Fils Chateauneuf-du-Pape Cuvee de Mon Aieul, Rhone, France 2018

As one of the leading estates in all of the Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Pierre Usseglio is known for their full-bodied Grenache wines. The Domaine dates back to 1948 when Italian immigrant Francis Usseglio bought twenty acres in Southern Rhône and began producing his own wine just one year later. With the help of Francis’ son, Pierre, and grandsons, Jean-Pierre and Thierry, the estate was able to extend its holdings and become the quintessential example of Châteauneuf-du-Pape.

Today, the esteemed producer owns 54 acres spread over different well-established vineyards, and many of them are home to 80+-year-old vines. Pierre Usseglio only makes a total of four red wines that are predominately composed of Grenache, and one white wine made of mostly Clairette. Regardless of which bottle, the wines are elegant and spicy and show the true personality of a star from the southern Rhône.

Using Aïeul, an old word for grandfather, winemakers Thierry & Jean-Pierre Usseglio pay homage to the family patriarch, Pierre Usseglio. The 17 vintage is deep & full-bodied with an enhanced finish. Already irresistible, but will reward those that cellar.

Varietal: 100% Grenache (from La Serres, La Crau, and La Guigasse) that was not destemmed and was brought up all in used demi-muids.

Taste:  Briliant ruby red in the glass, and bursting with a spice scented bouquet evoking ripe red fruits black raspberries, ground pepper, and earthy notes. On the palate it is plush & ripe with juicy, ripe dark berries and plums that lead into a concentrated palate. The long finish shows some spice.

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Regular price $95.00
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