Châteauneuf du Pape, Domaine du Grand Tinel
This famous wine is produced from 50 year old vines grown on the pebble strewn slopes surrounding the village of Châteauneuf du Pape, an area with a rich and long history of vine culivation back to 1308. Traditional Châteauneuf, like Tinel, is predominantly blended from Grenache with Syrah, with the minor addition of up to 12 other varieties including Counoise and Mourvèdre. After 24 months maturation in oak barrel, the richness and power is softened with complex aromas of wild herbs, cedar and pepper. It has a ample flavours of cherry, strawberry and prune held by a strong spicy character.