Chateauneuf offers high alcohol, big tannins, and deep dark colors. Not for novices, but offers much for oenophiles. A bouquet of raspberries or cherries with Provencal herbs and perhaps some barnyard will fill the glass. The flavor profile should be lush, with raspberry and cherry flavors backed by tannins, herbs, and perhaps some earthier or toasty cocoa flavors.
Enjoy Chateauneuf du Pape With:
Treat Chateauneuf like other big, earthy wines. Pair with flavorful and game meats, rich sauces and even more simply prepared red meats. These wines are intended for long aging with a 5 year minimum and are potentially good for decades beyond that.