Domaine Raymond Usseglio Châteauneuf du Pape La Part des Anges 2016
|Region||France, Rhone, Chateauneuf-du-Pape|
|Brand||Domaine Raymond Usseglio|
Late ripening and capricious, Mourvedre is certainly one of the most exacting varietals grown in the South of France, especially when it is situated, as here, at the northern limit of its growing region. This cuvee benefits from a rather unique elevage in order to complement the powerful tannins of the varietal. When the wine is put in barrel for the elevage, and part of its volume evaporates, we call it La Part des Anges (The Angels' Share.) La Part des Anges is a unique cuvee for a Chateauneuf-du-Pape because the Mourvedre dominates the blend.