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These wines remain very traditional, old fashioned examples of the appellation, and in the best sense. However, an increasing number of moves towards modernity are having a striking effect on the quality and approachability of the wines and most important the quality and consistency of their fruit. Prior to fermentation partial de-stemming is now practiced and perhaps most important of all the wine is bottled (if not in one go for all the cuvées) after cask ageing, then very shortly thereafter. The wines, since 2000, are consistently showing better fruit and balance but also retaining the style and character of the domaine. The regular bottling is a touch overshadowed by the top wine but offers dark and meaty fruit with subtle herbal scents and reasonable depth. The Cuvée du Papet is altogether bigger and fuller and loaded with old vine character. Dense and very concentrated, impressive complexity will be added to the wine with 10 to 15 years cellaring. A fruit driven lighter style, Le Petit Mont is also now made along with a number of Côtes du Rhônes.

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Wines Vineyard Holdings:
  • Côtes du Rhône :
  • Font de Blanche : 30 000 bottles/year (38 hl/ha)
  • Montueil La Levade : 13 176 bottles/year (38 hl/ha)
  • Serre de Catin : 3500 bottles/year (38 hl/ha)
  • Varène : 5600 bottles/year (20,5 hl/ha)
  • Farel
  • Châteauneuf-du-Pape :
  • La Cuvée du Papet : 14 000 bottles/year (20,5 hl/ha)
  • Le Petit Mont : 20 000 bottles/year (32 hl/ha)
  • Clos du Mont-Olivet : 60 000 bottles/year (32 hl/ha)

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Clos du Mont Olivet, 3 chemin du bois de la ville, Châteauneuf du Pape, Rhone Valley, France
Type Wine
Clos du Mont-Olivet Cuvee du Papet Chateauneuf du Pape
Clos du Mont-Olivet Tradition Chateauneuf du Pape
Clos du Mont-Olivet Blanc Chateauneuf du Pape
Clos du Mont-Olivet Le Petit Mont Chateauneuf du Pape
Clos du Mont-Olivet Chateauneuf-du-Pape Selection Reflets
Type Wine
Type Wine
Type Wine
Clos du Mont-Olivet Cuvee du Papet Chateauneuf du Pape - 1990
Clos du Mont-Olivet Cuvee du Papet Chateauneuf du Pape - 2010
Clos du Mont-Olivet Cuvee du Papet Chateauneuf du Pape - 2007
Clos du Mont-Olivet Tradition Chateauneuf du Pape - 2002
Clos du Mont-Olivet Cuvee du Papet Chateauneuf du Pape - 2005
Clos du Mont-Olivet Cuvee du Papet Chateauneuf du Pape - 1989
Clos du Mont-Olivet Cuvee du Papet Chateauneuf du Pape - 2009
Clos du Mont-Olivet Cuvee du Papet Chateauneuf du Pape - 2012
Clos du Mont-Olivet Cuvee du Papet Chateauneuf du Pape - 2015
Clos du Mont-Olivet Cuvee du Papet Chateauneuf du Pape - 2016
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