La Célestière - IGP Vaucluse
IGP Vaucluse from La Célestière is made from 42% Grenache, 35% Syrah as well as from Alicante and Cinsault from old vines "Vieilles vignes". The agriculture is organic without either chemical fertilizer or weed reclamation. The vines are cut in "Gobelet" form. The harvest is done by hand and the grapes are then transported in small baskets and are then sorted on a sorting table. The grapes are picked from the clusters (égrappage) and easily squeezed (foulage). The vinification is done according to classical method in temperature controlled steel tanks.
- Country : France
- Region : Rhône valley
- Grape variety : Grenache, Syrah, Alicante, Cinsault
- Classification : IGP Vaucluse
- Awards : Guide Hachette 2017
- Color : Red
- Vintage : 2016
- Alcohol degree : 14 %
- Storage potential : 4-5 years
- Volume : 75 cl
Presentation of the vineyard
La Célestière is a winery located 3 km northwest of the enchanting Châteauneuf-du-Pape - 20 km north of Avignon. Until 2008, the vineyard was called "la Glacière" and is already described on the map of César François Cassini de Thury in 1770. However, the winery was renamed to a more suitable La Célestière by the new owners Béatrice et Neil Joyce. Major investments have been made since 2008 into modern vinification equipments and into a magnificent storage cellar. All wines are grown organically since 2013 and several Châteauneuf-du-Pape wines are produced alongside other, slightly simpler, but interesting IGP wines.
A dark ruby red color. The nose is intense and has aromas of undergrowth and truffles. The palate has a good structure with tannins - round, rich and generous. The final gives a lovely touch of mature red berries. A very good value red wine to serve at most occasions, preferably to stuffed Provençal vegetables baked in the oven!