Winery Jean Lepetit - La Garde du Pape

Winery Jean Lepetit La Garde du Pape

3.5
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(Average of the reviews for all vintages combined and from several consumer review sources)
Tasters generally liked this wine.
The La Garde du Pape of Winery Jean Lepetit is a red wine from the region of Châteauneuf-du-Pape of Rhone Valley.
This wine generally goes well with beef, lamb or mature and hard cheese.

Wine flavors and olphactive analysis

Wine with oak taste

Details and technical informations about Winery Jean Lepetit's La Garde du Pape.

Grape varieties
Region/Great wine region
Great wine region
Country
Style of wine
Alcohol
14°
Allergens
Contains sulfites

Discover the grape variety: Mourvèdre

Mourvèdre noir is a grape variety originating from Spain. It produces a variety of grape specially used for wine making. It is rare to find this grape to eat on our tables. This variety of grape is characterized by medium to large bunches, and grapes of medium size. Mourvèdre noir can be found in several vineyards: South-West, Cognac, Bordeaux, Provence & Corsica, Rhône valley, Languedoc & Roussillon, Loire valley, Savoie & Bugey, Beaujolais.

Last vintages of this wine

La Garde du Pape - 2012
In the top 100 of of Châteauneuf-du-Pape wines
Average rating: 3.8 1 1 1 0.5 0
La Garde du Pape - 2011
In the top 100 of of Châteauneuf-du-Pape wines
Average rating: 3.3 1 1 1 0 0

The best vintages of La Garde du Pape from Winery Jean Lepetit are 2012, 2011

Informations about the Winery Jean Lepetit

The winery offers 4 different wines.
Its wines get an average rating of 3.7.
It is in the top 3 of the best estates in the region
It is located in Châteauneuf-du-Pape in the region of Rhone Valley

The Winery Jean Lepetit is one of of the world's greatest estates. It offers 3 wines for sale in the of Châteauneuf-du-Pape to come and discover on site or to buy online.

Top wine Rhone Valley
In the top 150000 of of France wines
In the top 7500 of of Châteauneuf-du-Pape wines
In the top 250000 of red wines
In the top 400000 wines of the world

The wine region of Châteauneuf-du-Pape

The wine region of Châteauneuf-du-Pape is located in the region of Rhône méridional of Rhone Valley of France. Wineries and vineyards like the Domaine Pegau or the Château Rayas produce mainly wines red and white. The most planted grape varieties in the region of Châteauneuf-du-Pape are Mourvèdre, Roussanne and Clairette, they are then used in wines in blends or as a single variety. On the nose of Châteauneuf-du-Pape often reveals types of flavors of iron, chestnut or red licorice and sometimes also flavors of tarragon, pencil shavings or cured meat.


The wine region of Rhone Valley

The Rhone Valley is a key wine-producing region in Southeastern France. It follows the North-south course of the Rhône for nearly 240 km, from Lyon to the Rhône delta (Bouches-du-Rhône), near the Mediterranean coast. The Length of the valley means that Rhône wines are the product of a wide variety of soil types and mesoclimates. The viticultural areas of the region cover such a distance that there is a widely accepted division between its northern and southern parts.

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Christie’s 2021 DWWA charity wine auction sets new record

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The word of the wine: Rafle (taste of)

A taste considered a defect, characterized by an unpleasant astringency and bitterness, brought by the stalk during the vinification process. In order to avoid it, destemming before vinification is a common practice.

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