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Gigondas-based Yves Gras has quietly grown his holdings in Châteauneuf du Pape to six hectares, from which he's producing four separate cuvées. I'm sure it will hurt some feelings to say an outsider like Gras is producing some of the most compelling examples of Châteauneuf du Pape, but keep in mind these are generally tiny-production gems and not easy to track down.
October 2017


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DOMAINE SANTA DUC
'Habemus Papam' Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2015

$76.73*
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Portfolio Portfolio Liquid Art
Product code Product code 207528
Format Format 12x750ml
Country Country France
Regulated designation Regulated designation Appellation origine controlée (AOC)
Region Region Rhône Valley
Subregion Subregion Southern Rhône
Appellation Appellation Châteauneuf-du-Pape
Varietal(s) Varietal(s) Grenache
Varietal(s) Varietal(s) Syrah
Varietal(s) Varietal(s) Mourvèdre
Varietal(s) Varietal(s) Counoise
Color Color Red
Sugar Sugar Dry
Closure type Closure type Cork


Grapes were hand picked and sorted with whole bunch fermentation. A gentle punch down was used for extraction. The wine was aged for 18 months in newer casks and terracotta jars.
DOMAINE SANTA DUC

'Habemus Papam' Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2015

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- 94 Points -

October 2017


The 2015 Chateauneuf du Pape Habemus Papam suffers only by comparison to the domaine's other micro-cuvées. It still delivers lovely cherry and stone fruit notes, medium to full body and ample concentration. The tannins are a bit grippier in this wine, so lay it down for a few years.


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'Les Saintes Vierges' Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2015

Liquid Art

Rhône Valley, France

207495 | 6x750ml |

5 case(s) available

$100.07*
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- 95 Points -

Wine Advocate, October 2017


The 2015 Chateauneuf du Pape Les Saintes Vierges is the most flattering of Santa Duc's current releases, offering lushness and generosity on the palate, notes of cherries and licorice, creamy-supple tannins and a mouthwatering finish. It's a blend of Grenache, Mourvèdre and Counoise.

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'Les Saintes Vierges' Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2015

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'Le Pied de Baud' Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2015

Liquid Art

Rhône Valley, France

221369 | 6x750ml |

10 case(s) available

$100.13*
* Suggested retail price

- 94 Points -

Wine Advocate, October 2017


The 2015 Chateauneuf du Pape Le Pied de Baud, a blend of 80% Grenache, 15% Mourvèdre and 5% Cinsault, offers compelling scents of rose petals and raspberries on the nose...a lovely, hauntingly fragrant example of Châteauneuf du Pape.

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'Le Pied de Baud' Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2015

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Gigondas Les Hautes Garrigues 2015

Liquid Art

Rhône Valley, France

207501 | 6x750ml |

5 case(s) available

$92.33*
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- (93-95) POINTS -

Vinous, September 2017


Full ruby. Smoke-accented aromas of red and dark berry liqueur, incense, spicecake and candied flowers show outstanding energy and clarity. Sweet, seamless and broad in the mouth, offering concentrated black raspberry, boysenberry and lavender pastille flavors that fan out steadily with air. Rich but nervy and precise as well, carrying no excess fat. Velvety tannins frame an extremely long, incisive finish that leaves behind notes of sweet dark berries and candied flowers.

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Gigondas Les Hautes Garrigues 2015

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Gigondas Clos Derrière Vieille 2015

Liquid Art

Rhône Valley, France

207489 | 6x750ml |

4 case(s) available

$67.63*
* Suggested retail price

- (92-93) POINTS -

Vinous, September 2017


Deep ruby. Ripe raspberry, cherry liqueur, violet and a hint of garrigue on the deeply perfumed nose. Fleshy, appealingly sweet and expansive in the mouth, offering plush red and blue fruit flavors and a subtle note of candied licorice that builds in the glass. Becomes more energetic with air and finishes on a sweet red berry note, showing powerful thrust, harmonious tannins and impressive persistence.

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Gigondas Clos Derrière Vieille  2015

About DOMAINE SANTA DUC

DOMAINE SANTA DUC

Domaine Santa Duc was founded in Gigondas 1874 and is now led by 6th generation owner and winemaker, Benjamin Gras. Benjamin took over from his father Yves in in 2017, which is the first vintage where the vineyards are certified Biodynamic. Benjamin and his father share many of the same philosophies and he is continuing the family legacy, producing beautiful, vibrant wines.



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