Philippine de Saint-Cyrille Chateauneuf-du-Pape Grande Reserve 2014
Deep red color with shinning light brown hints. Open and straightforward with little cooked fruits and cherry aromas as well as a licorice touch with spicy and rosemary notes. Rich, full-body and fruity with some pleasant cherry and blackcurrant marmalade taste balanced by some thyme and rosemary flavors.
Southern Rhone's landmark region, Chateauneuf du Pape, was the first region to gain AC status in France. That was the 1920s – it's history goes much further back than that. As the name suggests, the wine region was named after the "new papal home," referring to the period of time in the 1300's when the pope resided in Avignon instead of Rome.