2010 Chimère

2010 Châteauneuf du Pape from La Crau Vyd

This Châteauneuf-du-Pape is made by Manfred Krankl jointly with Vincent and Pascal Maurel (who own and run Clos Saint-Jean in Châteauneuf) and oenologist Philippe Cambie.

It is 95% Mourvedre, 4% Grenache, and less than 1% white Grenache. The Mourvedre comes from the famed La Crau vineyard. Four 300-liter barrels were made, which will net little more than 100 cases. It was bottled entirely in magnums. 380 Magnums to be precise.

It was sold through a separate (from SQN) mailing list, and shipped in November 2012. A similar wine is planned for 2011, but after that, this wine could come from California.

Each magnum came wrapped in black tissue paper in a wood box:
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Each magnum was shipped in a special wood box with the names of the participants and the vintage on the sides:


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