Chateauneuf-du-Pape at this price is usually not worth drinking, but this very reasonably priced one is quite nice. It doesn’t have the great depth of flavor that comes from low yields, but it is quite classy. The grapes were hand-picked and sorted before the 15-day fermentation. The wine was then transferred to barrel (mostly used) for aging before being lightly filtered and bottled. It is deep garnet red in color. Red fruit, spice, and delightful floral notes define the bouquet. The palate is round and medium-bodied with a long, clean finish. The freshness, minerality, and acidity of the wine will pair nicely with a wide range of foods such as cured meats and game hens.