Domaine Jean Royer Chateauneuf-du-Pape Cuvee Tradition 2021, Rhone Valley, France

The Royer family has a century old past as winegrowers in Chateauneuf-du-Pape. In 1985,having finished his viticulture schooling, Jean-Marie returned to the family vineyards and over the years he has bought more land. The domaine, until recently, has 5 ha of vineyards in the appellation and all vineyards are located in the lieux-dits Bois de la Ville (80%) and Les Grandes Serres (20%) in the south. In 2010, Jean Royer was able to purchase a small parcel of vines in the famed La Crau vineyard and today he owns 6 ha. with 90% Grenache and 10% Syrah/Mourvedre. Terroir: Great Greenhouses, Marines, Wood of the city, La Crau (cinsault). Grapes: 75% Grenache, 15% Syrah, 5% Mourvedre, 5% Cinsault. Harvest: Manual, in boxes of 15 Kg. Sorting on plot, plus selective sorting rigorous on the table at the cellar. Winemaking: Ssystematic separation of soils, age of vines and grape varieties. Maceration in traditional concrete or enamelled steel tanks. Scrapedgrapes. Windings and load shedding, temperature control, optimal vatting time, automatic separation of wine from drops and wines from presses.