Cellier des Princes Domaine de la Sainte Vierge Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2012

98.00 SGD
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Delivery within 3 days (*)

Sommelier's Notes

Producers of Châteauneuf du Pape since 1925


The Cellier des Princes's name is coming from the prestigious history of the Princes of Orange.


One of them, Willem 1, aka "The Taciturn", named after his silent character illustrates well the personality of the CELLIER DES PRINCES winegrowers.


Men who believe that actions speak louder than words. Theses men have written the story of CELLIER DES PRINCES.


In 1925, a group of winegrowers, upholding values of fraternity and solidarity, decided to team up. 11 years later, this visionary men will be involved in the creation of the 1st AOC in France : Châteauneuf du Pape.


In the 60s, the second generation of winegrowers from CELLIER DES PRINCES anticipated the leisure society and the growth of wine tourism.


For that matter, they set up the tasting room of CELLIER DES PRINCES next to the national road 7 (RN7).


Trusted supplier of the most prestigious negociants from Burgundy and Rhône, historically merchants of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, CELLIER DES

PRINCES sells them for decades the Châteauneuf du Pape coming from its vineyard.


The exceptional quality of the terroirs of CELLIER DES PRINCES brings rare qualities to the Châteauneuf du Pape wines, but also to the cotes du Rhone, which are valued at prices way beyond the market price.


After decades in the shadows, during which they produced a prestigious wine not bearing their name, CELLIER DES PRINCES took control of its own destiny.


The winegrowers will produce and sell directly their own bottles of wine under the brand CELLIER DES PRINCES.


In less than 10 years, the sales in bottles of CELLIER DES PRINCES have soared and united as they were in the early days, the winegrowers of CELLIER DES PRINCES are today proud to have their wines enjoyed throughout the 5 continents and proud to share their values of conviviality and excellence.


Cuvée Sainte Vierge is made from parcels located in Courthezon made of round pebbles on sandy soils. The name "Sainte Vierge" comes from the Statue of the Virgin Mary in the vineyard.


The terroir which the wine comes from are formed with large round pebbles on sandy soil.


The grapes are hand-picked at peak maturity and fast transportation in small containers to the winery to avoid juice release and oxydation.


They are then totally destemming and undergo 4 to 5 weeks maceration and aged 12 months in concrete tank with no oak to show the purest expression of the Grenache and the terroir.


AWARDS


Vintage 2021 : 89-90 Pts Suckling

Vintage 2019 : 91 Pts Wine Enthusiast // 89-91 Pts Parker // 90 Pts & Gold Gilbert & Gaillard

Vintage 2018 : 90 Pts Wine Enthusiast // 90 Pts and Gold Medal G&G

Vintage 2017 : Gold Medal Mâcon

Vintage 2016 : Gold Medal G&G

Vintage 2015 : 88-90 Parker // Gold Gilbert & Gaillard // 89 Wine Spectator

Usually Bought Together

REGION: Rhône Valley
Appellation: AOC Châteauneuf-du-Pape
Region: Rhône Valley
Estate: Cellier des Princes Domaine de la Sainte Vierge
Grapes:
Did you know?: The name "Sainte Vierge" comes from the Statue of the Virgin Mary in the vineyard.
Specifications
Ruby red
It is very complex, delicate and elegant with aromas of red currant, red cherries, leather and tobacco with spicy overtones such as lavender, thyme and rosemary.
Excellent balance in the mouth, tannins are elegant and silky.
16C - 18C
It will be appreciated with poultry, stew, game such as venison and will be perfect with fine cheese.
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