Chateau Fargueirol Chateauneuf du Pape
The characteristic terroir of Châteauneuf comes from a layer of stones called “galets” (pebbles). The rocks are remnants of Alpine glaciers that have been smoothed over millennia by the Rhône. The stone retains heat during the day and releases it at night which can have an effect of hastening the ripening of grapes. The stones can also serve as a protective layer to help retain moisture in the soil during the dry summer months.
60% Grenache, 20% Syrah 10% Mourvédre and a 10% mix up of all the other 12 permitted varietals! Each varietal is vinified separately with 6-9 months maturation in large oak barrels. Black cherry and spice nose, long and fruity palate, leathery finish.
About the Producer
Château Fargueirol and the Revoltier family have long wine connections. The Revoltiers have been wine producers since 1340. Back in the 17th century they owned Château Fargueirol although they had to leave during the French Revolution. Joseph Revoltier returned in 1974, during a time of wine crisis, to buy the old estate that included 10ha of vineyards.
They have now trippled the cultivated area thanks to hard work and dedication, and have a traditional approach while keeping an open mind to employing modern techniques.