The Charrier family owns a nice vineyard in Courthezon. They sold their grapes to the cooperative for a long time, then Caroline and her father built a cellar and began to vinify in the early 2000. Frédéric, Caroline’s brother is in charge of the vineyard.Five plots, mainly on sandy soils, one of the 3.5 ha in the mythical Rayas, the other in la Guigasse, le Pointu, Chapelle Saint Georges and la Crau-est.
Font de Joubert Chateauneuf du Pape – FINE WINE SALE
Bottle size: 750 ml,
In The Vineyard
Built on a sandy mound the Font de Joubert lieu-dit and vineyards invite you to take things easy, as you stroll from one little square to the next via winding lanes and curious water springs. Its gently sloping, drawnout vineyards are planted in sandy soils, decalcified red clays and gravelly pebbles of various sizes. This is where Caroline Charrier and her brother produce this comforting red wine.
"Some Chateauneuf du Pape reds can be a little brutish at times with overt ripeness and high alcohols, but this sophisticated example from a very fine vintage is wonderfully sleek, full-bodied yet elegantly silky and soft textured offering up complex notes of pressed rose petals, lavender, earthy raspberries, sun dried strawberries and savoury notes of red peppercorns, fresh bresaola and gentle garrigue nuances. The tannins are soft and supple, and the acids cool and harmonious allowing exotic notes of peach skins, tinned apricots, red plum, cherry cola and pink musk to shine brightly on the dense, finely weighted palate. This is undoubtedly a characterful wine that shows plenty of refinement without losing any of its hearty, rustic, earthy Southern Rhone charm. Drink now and over the next 5 to 8+ years." - Greg Sherwood MW.