Region: Chateauneuf du Pape
Producer: Christophe Mestre
Grape: 70% Grenache Rouge, 15% Mourvedre, 10% Syrah and 5% Cinsault
Bottle Size: 75cl
Dark red in the glass. The nose has attractive notes of blackberry with a smoky, eucalyptus angle. The palate has crunchy fruit with a dark side of tannin towards the finish, which is crunchy and fresh.
The Mestre family is one of the older of Chateauneuf, wine growers for four generations: Marius, Jean, Jacques and now, Christophe. Jean was cultivating 12 hectares. Jacques was supposed to become baker, but, thanks to a flour allergy, he started working with his father. In 1966, he married Gabrielle Michel and over the years, thanks to them, the estate has been increasing. In 1969, they sold their first bottle under the brand of «Cuvée des Sommeliers ». The name was inspired by the location of the grand-father’s cellar: rue des sommeliers (sommeliers’ street).