Chateauneuf-du-Pape La Combe Des Fous 2017
This wine also predominantly from the La Crau location. The cepage consists of 60% ancient Grenache from 1905 from the south of La Crau, grown on sandy soils, this vine gives the rather feminine soft style, but on tannins favoring the ground. Then 20% Syrah, 10% Cinsault for further feminine influence and 10% Vaqueyrese for originality. These grapes are also completely destemmed. Only 15 hl / ha yield, clearly with 100 year old vines. The astonishing thing is the rightly high valuation of this winery, even though it runs counter to the current trend of reconsideration with the formerly modern complete de-stripping, with fermentation using pure yeast, with the expansion of large parts of the wines in barriques or in new 600 l. Wooden barrels. The raw material here is so awesome that you can't break anything! Incredible charm on the nose, thick black forest berries, dark earth, Cuban tobacco, Assam tea, black olives, extremely concentrated black cherry and sloe. The mouth is explosively spicy and at the same time almost miraculously charming, Belgian chocolates in black earth, meat, black olive paste with juniper, the finest bitter substance, great salt and some fresh grapefruit. Polished and refined in its delicacy, balanced and full of harmony, a prancing wine with the highest intensity.