2016 Chateauneuf du Pape 'Confidence Vigneronne', Domaine de Panisse
Domaine de Panisse is an exceptional, family-run estate with enviable vineyards containing old 70 year old vines.
The 'Confidence Vigneronne' is their nod to traditional Chateauneuf de Pape characteristics. The blend is a typical 70% Grenache, 10% Syrah and 10% other permitted grapes, and oak ageing is restricted to just 50% of the wine and just for 3 months.
The result is a wine best drunk young, but with ageing potential up to about 6 years. It's brimming with red and black fruit flavours, with a hint of spice on the finish, all of which comes in a smooth and rounded package.