Deep in garrigue and roasted aromas, hints of red fruits and forest floor. Wonderfully complex.
Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre grape blend.
This wine contains allergens, sulfites.
Domaine de la Charbonniere has always been deeply familial, with the fourth generation of the Maret family now in charge; the eldest daughter, Veronique Maret, took over winemaking responsibilities in 2007 and she and her sister Caroline have run operations since 2014 (though the entire family, including their mother, Mireille, and father, Michel, can still be found working hard in every aspect of the winemaking process).
Veronique’s most notable influences at Domaine de la Charbonniere have been to update and modernize the winery itself while also more adamantly employing organic winemaking practices. She brings new perspective and energy to a traditional estate that will surely find itself in the spotlight in vintages to come
Pairs well with lamb, pork, and poultry dishes.
Jeb Dunnuck – 95
"The 2019 Châteauneuf Du Pape Cuvée Mourre Des Perdrix comes from sandier soils around the estate and is a blend of mostly Grenache, along with 15% each of Syrah and Mourvèdre, and a splash of Cinsault. Its ruby/plum hue is followed by a soft, supple, seamless 2019 (this cuvée is always the most elegant in the lineup) with lots of kirsch and toasted spice aromas and flavors, medium to full-bodied richness, silky, polished tannins, and a great finish. It's another incredibly seamless wine from this team that can be drunk today or cellared for 15 years or more."
James Suckling – 95
"Prototypical Southern Rhone nose of black fruit with orange zest and licorice. Very fresh and spicy palate, in spite of the ripeness and amplitude of the palate. The full tannins are already very well integrated, building steadily at the imposing yet refined finish. Excellent aging potential. A classic GSM (grenache, syrah and mourvedre) Southern Rhone blend. Drink or hold."
Wine Spectator – 94
"Dense and brooding, this is packed with tightly coiled layers of black plum and cherry puree, charred garrigue and tar. A distinctly savory wine, with cracked pepper and black tea notes encasing the fruit. Showing somewhat grippy tannins that need time to soften, this wine will benefit from a few years in the cellar. Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre."