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2018 Chapelle St. Theodoric Chateauneuf-du-Pape La Guigasse #154434798


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Based on 4 reviews on Cellartracker.com

Reviews 94 points Vinous "Limpid ruby-red. Ripe red fruit, floral and exotic spice qualities on the expansive, mineral-accented nose. Juicy, polished and alluringly sweet, showing seamless texture and offering intense Chambord, lavender pastille and spicecake flavors that convey a suave blend of power and delicacy. The mineral and floral notes resonate on a strikingly long and precise finish that's given shape by fine-grained, well-knit tannins. (JR)" 95 points John Gilman "The 2018 la Guigasse is a ripe wine, coming in at fifteen percent octane, but also a deep, bright and quite precise wine on both the nose and palate. The lovely bouquet wafts from the glass in a mix of raspberries, bonfire, spit-roasted venison, complex soil tones, lovely spice elements, pepper and a lovely touch of youthful stem tones in the upper register. On the palate the wine is pure, full-bodied, focused and complex, with beautiful mid-palate depth, ripe, buried tannins, tangy acids and great length and grip on the youthful, but already very poised and classy finish. This is great juice in the making! (JG)"

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About Chapelle St. Theodoric

Chapelle St. Theodoric, a collaborative project between importer Peter Weygandt and winemaker Baptiste Grangeon of Domaine du Christia, is a remarkable producer in Chateauneuf du Pape. Their wines are extraordinary, showcasing a Burgundian style focusing on elegance and finesse rather than heavy extraction.

The domain consists of two vineyard parcels, each with its own distinct terroir. The first parcel, known as La Guigasse, features pure sand soil and is home to Grenache vines ranging in age from 50 to 100 years. The second parcel, Le Grand Pin, is situated at the top of Pignan and adjoins the vineyards of the renowned Chateau Rayas. Like La Guigasse, Le Grand Pin boasts pure sand soil and old-vine Grenache. The entire farming process is organic, reflecting a commitment to sustainability.

The winemaking process at Chapelle St. Theodoric involves a two to three-week vinification period with the stems and the use of wild yeasts, ensuring minimal extraction. After vinification, the wines are aged for two years in 600-liter barrels ranging from four to ten years old. It's worth noting that the wines are bottled unfined and unfiltered, preserving their integrity and character.

What makes Chapelle St. Theodoric particularly noteworthy is the experiment they conduct with the two vineyard parcels. Despite being located less than 200 meters apart and sharing similar sandy terroir, the wines produced from these parcels showcase distinct differences. La Guigasse yields slightly richer wines, while Le Grand Pin, with its nearly pure white sand, higher elevation, and other yet-to-be-determined factors, produces wines that are lower in alcohol, more perfumed, and finer in character.

Chapelle St. Theodoric offers three red Chateauneuf du Pape wines, each showcasing a different terroir and expression. Their entry-level wine, Les Sablons, is produced from 100% Grenache that is a combination of vines planted in the Les Sablons lieu-dit and the young vines from the winery's two main vineyards, La Guigasse and Grand Pin, along with the press wine from the other two wines produced by the domain. Le Grand Pin is crafted from old-vine Grenache in the sandy terroir of the Pignan lieu-dit, while La Guigasse features old-vine Grenache from the sandy soils of its namesake lieu-dit.

With their commitment to biodynamic farming, meticulous winemaking techniques, and a focus on showcasing the unique expressions of their vineyards, Chapelle St. Theodoric has established itself as an essential producer for lovers of elegance and finesse in Chateauneuf du Pape. Their wines, with their aromatically complex profiles, remarkable density and length on the palate, and a touch of Burgundian lightness, offer a truly exceptional and unique experience.

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