Chapelle St. Theodoric Chateauneuf du Pape Le Grand Pin 2020
|France, Rhone, Chateauneuf-du-Pape
|Chapelle St. Theodoric
Much like it did last trip, the 2020 Chateauneuf du Pape Le Grand Pin offers up simply gorgeous florals intertwined with red berries and dried spices. This whole-cluster Grenache from Pignan (Nord) is full-bodied, supple, lush and concentrated, with a long, lingering finish. A stunner.
The 2020 Chateauneuf-du-Pape Le Grand Pin is a terrific effort from winemaker Baptiste Grangeon. The 2020 was aged like the La Guigasse for two years in demi-muids and made entirely from Grenache. It mixes precise aromas of crushed violets, blood orange, fresh mango, strawberry and raspberry with hints of dried herb and mint. On the palate it is full-bodied, built on a core of velvety tannins and possessing staggering intensity, before concluding with a long-lasting finish.
All Grenache coming from sandy soils in the northern part of the Pignan lieu-dit, the 2020 Châteauneuf Du Pape Le Grand Pin was not destemmed and is still resting in older demi-muids. It has a classic, exotic perfume of ripe strawberries and cherry-like fruit as well as rose petal, baking spices, sappy garrigue, and exotic flowers. Medium to full-bodied on the palate, this spicy, complex, nuanced 2020 has ripe tannins, a layered, balanced mouthfeel, and a great finish.