Winemaker Bruno scored a whopping 89/100 points from the respected Wine Spectator magazine for his 2011 vintage. If that score was given in Bordeaux, this wine would cost you your house!
- Expect a big mouthful of ripe, rounded fruit from Grenache, and the savoury, earthy sophistication of Syrah. Powerful and rich from your first glass to your last.
Domaine de la Cote de l’Ange owns 13.5 hectares of vineyards in Chateauneuf du Pape and an additional 2.5 hectares of vines located in the Cotes du Rhone. 1.5 hectares are devoted to the growing of white wine grapes. The remaing 12 hectares are used in the production of red Chateauneuf du Pape wine. Domaine de la Cote de l’Ange produces three red wines and one white wine in Chateauneuf du Pape. wine. Domaine de la Cote de l’Ange Tradition is made from a blend of 70% Grenache, 10% Mourvedre and 20% Syrah. The grapes are 100% destemmed The wine is aged in a combination of old foudres and from time to time, a small amount of older, French oak barrels. On average the production is close to 2,200 cases per year. Domaine de la Cote de l’Ange Vieilles Vignes is produced from 95% old vine Grenache and 5% Syrah. The vines are on average more than 80 years of age. The Grenache is aged in mostly large, old foudres and the Syrah is aged in used French oak barrels. Not much wine is produced. On average, the production is close to 400 cases per year. Domaine de la Cote de l’Ange Secret de l’Ange was produced for the first time in 2007 and was made from a blend dominated by old vine Mourvedre and 20% old vine Grenache. However, the blend can vary with some vintages having a lot more Mourvedre. The wine is aged in French oak barrels for between 14-16 months. Domaine de la Cote de l’Ange Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc is most often a blend of 30% Clairette, 30% Bourboulenc, 20% Roussanne and 20% Grenache Blanc. Aged in a combination of steel tanks and new, French oak barrels, the production is close to 350 cases per year. From 2.5 hectares of vines, Domaine de la Cote de l’Ange also makes a Cotes du Rhone which offers great value.