Marcoux Chateauneuf du Pape Rouge 2017

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The history of the Domaine de Marcoux is linked to one of the oldest families present in Châteauneuf in the county of Avignon.
A history in which traditions are well-branched and in which the cultivation of life has always been present.

The work in the vineyard is never the same and is influenced by many factors including the climate that can give different seasons, but the harvest will always be there and will give wines the expression of the terroir.

Since 1991, the Domaine has embraced Ecocert certified organic cultivation by integrating it with the use of biodynamic preparations to ensure the most natural wine possible.

Chateauneuf du Pape Rouge 2016 is the entry wine of this winery which is not yet well known but with great potential.
A red obtained from 80% Grenache, 10% Mourvèdre, 7% Syrah and 3% Cinsault handpicked whose percentages vary from year to year.
Made only with indigenous yeasts, it ages for 18 months in cement tanks or 350 liter barrels.

An intense and elegant wine for a cellar destined to grow.



Rosso rubino intenso.


Bouquet ricco di note di fiori, tartufo, mirtilli, lamponi neri, e liquirizia.


Questo vino è intenso opulento, morbido, corposo, moderatamente tannico nel finale.



YEAR 2017
VINES 7% Syrah, 80% Grenache, 10% Mourvedre, 3% Cinsault
ALCOL 15.00
FORMAT 0,75 L Standard
COLLECTED Le uve vengono raccolte a maturità, che varia da una zona all'altra all'interno del Domaine. La raccolta avviene solo manualmente e le uve sono scelte direttamente nel vigneto.



CLASSIFICATION AOC Châteauneuf du Pape
LOCATION 13 appezzamenti di terreno sparsi in diverse parti della zona di Chateauneuf du Pape.
REFINEMENT Dopo la fermentazione malolattica, i vini vengono drenati e trasferiti in vasche di cemento e in alcune botti da 350L (77 galloni) per l'invecchiamento. Qui stagiona per circa 18 mesi.
WINEMAKING Durante la fermentazione alcolica la temperatura è attentamente monitorata con rimontaggi una volta al giorno. La macerazione dura 2 o 3 settimane. Fermentazione malolattica svolta.
PRODUCTION Le uve vengono diraspate, pigiate e raffreddate per la pre-fermentazione e macerazione.



Wine Spectator 2007 93
Wine Spectator 2009 93
Wine Spectator 2012 93
Wine Advocated 2007 94
Wine Advocated 2009 92
Wine Advocated 2011 92
Wine Advocated 2012 90
Wine Advocated 2016 93
Wine Advocated 2017 93
Wine Advocated 2018 95

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Name: Domaine de Marcoux
Start-up year: 1978
Cultivated hectares: 18
Address: 198 chemin de la Gironde - Orange (France)
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The Armenier family is one of the oldest in all of Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Their ancestors date back to 1344. It is clear that the Armani family – the name was changed to Armenier later on – already belonged to the original inhabitants when the city was founded in the 10th century. The founders of the winery derived its name – which was not officially introduced until 1989 – from the cadester entry of the same name for their grandfather’s wine cellar in the center of the city. The first bottling of red wine took place in 1978, and of white wine in 1982. Since 1995, the two sisters Sophie Estevenin and Catherine Armenier have been directing the Domaine de Marcoux. They took over the winery from their brother Philippe, who left Europe without much ado and decided to found a biodynamic consulting firm for the winemakers in California’s Napa Valley. He was one of the first vintners in Châteauneuf-du-Pape to work with biological and biodynamical agriculture. For this reason, he was given an ECOCERT certificate as early as 1991. Today, Sophie is responsible for wine production and commercial business, while Catherine can usually be found in the vineyards. The two sisters made their first wine from the ’96 vintage. The weather vane ornamented with astronomic symbols on the roof of the building is a typical sign for the support of biodynamic products.