This 2016 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Le Songe de Catherine is 100% Grenache that was partially destemmed and brought up in demi-muids. Ripe, opulent notes of red currants, blackberries, toasted spice, graphite, and candle wax all give way to a rounded, sexy 2016 that has sweet tannin, beautiful purity of fruit, and impressive concentration. It’s beautifully done, layered, and incredibly well- balanced.
Serving temperature : 15 -17°C.
Decanting : 1 hour.
Can be purchased in Wooden Gift Box in Wine Gifts
2016 is without any doubt one of the greatest vintages of the appellation since 1998. The wines are powerful, elegant, well balanced and also have a great freshness. This predicts a great aging potential. 4000 bottles were produced.
The Story Behind the Name:
Catherine of Siena, Saint and Doctor of the Church, went to Avignon in 1376 as ambassador of the city of Florence. She persuaded Pope Gregory XI to return to Rome to relocate the Papacy back where it belonged.