LCBO Vintages Release
Domaine Chante-Perdrix was established in 1896. Today, it is run by Guy and Frédéric, the third and fourth generations of the Nicolet family. Their vines produce grapes for red and white Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Vineyards are located in the southern quarter of the appellation on pebble-layered plateaus and terraces above the Rhone River. They produce bright, rich wines with remarkable structure and intense ruby structure from Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre, and Muscardin.
The Domaine’s fruit was harvested and carefully sorted by hand, then vinified in concrete for two weeks. The wine was transferred to oak vats, where it aged for up to two years, depending on lot. This Châteauneuf-du-Pape can be cellared for up to 20 years in exceptional vintages.
“From a great vintage for Chante Perdrix, the 2016 Chateauneuf du Pape is a beauty. Ripe cherries and raspberries mingle easily on the nose, picking up hints of smoke and citrus for complexity. The blend is 60% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 15% Mourvèdre and 5% Muscardin, raised in a combination of foudres, demi-muids and old barrels. Full-bodied, rich and creamy in texture, with a long, silky finish, it should drink well for over a decade.”
93 points, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate, Aug 2018
“The classic 2016 Châteauneuf-du-Pape from Domaine Chante-Perdrix is smoking good in 2016, offering tons of garrigue, seaweed, cracked pepper, and damp earth aromas and flavours. With a darker, earthier slant, medium to full body, a stacked mid-palate, and a great finish, drink it over the coming decade or so. The blend is 60% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 15% Mourvèdre, and the balance Muscardin, all aged in a mix of foudre and smaller barrels.”
92 points, JebDunnuck.com, Aug 2018
“Deep brilliant red. Ripe cherry and dark berries on the perfumed nose. Shows good power and breadth on the palate, offering blackberry and bitter cherry flavours complicated by hints of succulent herbs and licorice. A youthfully tannic finish delivers solid punch and repeating dark berry and floral notes.”
(89-91) points, Antonio Galloni, vinous.com, July 2018