Clos No.18 Pierre Usseglio 2021, Chateauneuf-du-Pape, France

Domaine Pierre Usseglio owns 24 hectares of vineyards spread out over 17 different, small parcels in Chateauneuf-du-Pape. The grape varieties: Grenache, Grenache Blanc, Grenache Gris, Syrah, Mourvedre, Cinsault, Counoise, Muscardin, Vaccarese, Terret, Clairette Blanche, Clairette Rose, Picpoul Noir, Picpoul Blanc, Picpoul Gris, Roussanne, Bourboulenc, Picardan. At 5% each. Winemaking: The Clos No.18 Pierre Usselgio is produced in the traditional way. The red, white, and gray grape varieties are co-fermented. The grapes are harvested manually, 100% destemmed. Vatting is followed by thermoregulation and lasts between 20-30 days. The wine is aged in amphorae over a period of 12 months, then bottled. Tasting: A rainy spring followed by a hot and dry summer bring balance and finesse to the wine. It exudes aromas of fresh fruit, strawberry, cherry, and white flowers with pretty, silky, delicious tannins.