Cuvée Anonyme 2017 | Xavier Vignon | Châteauneuf-du-Pape
From century-old vines located within Châteauneuf du Pape with cobbled clay soils.
Traditional vinification with maceration for one month. Aged for more than 15 months in 25% in French barrels, 25% in oak vats, 25% in demi-muids and 25% in cement tanks. Light filtration before bottling.
Tasted from barrel, the 2017 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Anonyme adds toasty notes, cedar and vanilla to the whirlwind of fruit Vignon was able to harness in 2017. Blueberries, black cherries and stone fruit notes abound in this plush, full-bodied red that remains silky and focused on the long finish. It looks to be a terrific effort.