Grapes: 45% Grenache, 30% Syrah, 15% Mourvèdre, 5% Cinsault & 5% Counoise (harvested by hand)
Alcohol: 15% VOL.
The wine is very elegant, and not as “heavy” as you usually know a red wine from Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Very nice deep ruby red color with an aromatic and complex nose of laurel, thyme, morello cherry, red and dark fruits as well as spices. A strong and silky taste with notes of laurel, morello cherry, spices, minerals with very well-integrated and round tannins. The wine is aged in large oak barrels for 18 months and has a large body with a long aftertaste.
The wine goes well with meat dishes, wild, boeuf bourguignon, cheeses and chocolate desserts.
Domaine de la Palud is in the south of the town of Orange in the Rhône area. Marie-Laure Grangeon produces top wines with “know-how” handed down from her ancestors. Domaine de la Palud has been the family property since 1841 and prior to that the vineyard belonged to a Provencal noble family for five centuries. On the vineyard there is still a building (a tower) dating back to the 14th century.
Marie-Laure Grageon’s wines are splendid examples of what the Châteauneuf-du-Pape district and the Côtes du Rhône have to offer.