|Sub Region||Cotes Du Rhone|
|Std Drinks (Approx.)||8.3|
This estate is located in northern sector of Chateauneuf du Pape and Cotes du Rhone vineyards border directly on to Chateauneuf du Pape close to the estate winery. 100% whole bunch vinification in large cement. Ageing in cement tank for 18 months for both the reds with no fining or filtration. Charvin produces finely styled Grenache based wines showing great depth and finesse (approximately 80% Grenache for each wine with small amounts of Vacaresse and Mourvedre as well as small amounts of Carignan and Bourboulenc for the Côtes du Rhône). Winemaking is traditional with no de-stemming and all ageing is done in cement tanks. No wood is used for the elevage of either wine. There are no secrets here, simply old vines, very low yields and minimal winemaking intervention. The Côtes du Rhône is regularly rated as one of the very best from this area and perhaps it is not surprising as the vines for this cuvee border directly on to the appellation for Chateauneuf du Pape in the northern sector where they are located.
“Charvin may indeed produce the Richebourg of Chateauneuf du Pape.”— Robert Parker Jr, The Wine Advocate
"I unfortunately, wasn’t able to taste any Châteauneuf du Papes from Laurent Charvin, but his Côtes du Rhône showed beautifully. Mostly Grenache brought all in concrete, Laurent’s 2018 Côtes Du Rhône Le Poutet is a classic as they come, offering a beautiful bouquet of wild strawberries, peppery herbs, flowers, and rose petals. Beautifully balanced, medium-bodied, and elegant, it’s another terrific 2018 that knocks it out of the park on charm and accessibility, and in this cuvee’s case, complexity. It’s be thrilled to enjoy bottles anytime over the coming 7-8 years." Jeb Dunnuck