French Red Rhone Wine, Domaine du Monteillet 2010 Saint-Joseph Cuvée Papy
  • French Red Rhone Wine, Domaine du Monteillet 2010 Saint-Joseph Cuvée Papy
  • French Red Rhone Wine, Domaine du Monteillet 2010 Saint-Joseph Cuvée Papy

Domaine du Monteillet
2010 Saint-Joseph Cuvée Papy

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Gold medal winner in the 2013 Sommelier Wine Awards. Sourced from 25-year-old Syrah vines on the domaine’s best hillsides, Cuvée du Papy is aged on lees for twice as long as the domaine’s regular Saint-Joseph, in 1/3 new-oak demi-muids. There is no fining at the end, just a light filtration to clear deposits. The result is a fragrant, plush and powerful wine.

  • A deep garnet color with simple, clean, red fruit scents on the nose overlaid with suggestions of herbs and violets and—distantly—even subtle hints of gardenia and coconut. On the palate, this wine’s solid structure is immediately apparent. Just enough acid to keep things lively offsets layers of mouth-filling red fruit, and good tannins support the fruit. Nevertheless, much seems masked. Will need time to develop its full potential. Likely to be approaching its peak around 2017–2018.

    Food pairing: Chicken with morels, ratatouille, duck, lamb, turkey, lasagna, pizza

  • Wonderful, with lots of character. An old-world Syrah that’s a good choice for New World Syrah lovers who want to explore. Black pepper, blackberry, and a hint of campfire on the nose. Gobs of awesome berry fruit laced with black pepper on the palate—a theme that continues through to the smooth, delicious finish.

    Food pairing: Steak Kebobs

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The Creator of This Wine

Domaine du Monteillet

Domaine du Monteillet

Stéphane Montez has won at least 5 gold medals from international competitions and 2 Wine of the Year Awards. Robert Parker describes Montez as “one of my favorite young wine growers in the Northern Rhône” (Robert Parker, Wine Advocate #204, Dec 2012). The Sommelier International Wine Competition judges agree, saying he’s “a one-stop shop for all your Rhône needs!”

Details
Producer:Domaine du Monteillet
Region:Rhone
Year:2010
Maturity:2015-2025
Alcohol:13%
Bottle size:750ml
Color:Red
Varietal:Syrah
Flavors:Dark fruit, Pepper, Earth
Body:Medium-Full
Soul:Fruit