I love the concept of tasting Chateauneufs from distinct terroirs. I guess it is what Burgundy is all about and why we love it so much. But as most Chateauneufs are blends of both vineyards and grape varieties it is hard to get any idea what the effect of terroir is on the wine produced.
The "Expression de Terroir" Set comprises four wines, all with the same blend of 65% Grenache, 15% Syrah, 10% Mouvedre and 10% Cinsault, made from grapes grown on the four different soil types of Chateauneuf-du-Pape. All wines are made the same; vinification is traditional with a long maceration, frequent pigeage and pumping over. The wines are aged for 12-14 months in large truncated oak vats.
Only the terroir varies!
Ogier 2010 Chateauneuf-du-Pape "Expression de Terroir" Set of 4
Usual Price $278.60 the Set of 4
Pre-Arrival Price $239.80 the Set of 4
All four terroirs: Eclats Calcaires, Safres, Gres Rouge and Galet Roules. Line them up alongside each other to see what difference terroir makes in Chateauneuf. These wines are produced in very limited quantities so please be quick. Click here to read about the wines.
I think customers who purchased the 2009 Set will find the 2010s equally as interesting. It is a less ripe vintage that allows the terroirs to express themselves ever more.
We also have some other 2010 Wines from Ogier. Click here to view and order them all on our website.
Wines will arrive at the end of September.