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Chêne Bleu Astralabe 2016

Chêne Bleu's idyllic high-altitude and geologically complex vineyard is enhanced by the most exacting, no shortcuts, natural practices. Hand-picking and double-sorting the grapes result in deliberately tiny yields and superlative fruit quality. Small cuvées in the state-of-the-art, gravity fed winery and meticulous assemblage ensure that the wines are scrupulously hand-crafted in the family's unwavering pursuit of purity and quality in winemaking. Named Astrolabe after the secret son of Abélard and Héloise, famous real-life lovers in French medieval history, this Grenache and Syrah blend is made using a combination of both traditional and ultra-modern winemaking practices. Chêne Bleu enjoy bringing history and tradition up-to-date, hence in the label the lovers, famous for the letters they once wrote, are now skyping with each other on their flatscreens. Rich with aromas and flavours of black fruit and spice and with a smooth, velvety texture and a long aromatic finish, this is a verstile food-friendly red wine which can be enjoyed with dishes such as heavy stews and roasts.

Wine File
Chêne Bleu
Southern Rhône
Sub Region:
Vins de France
Red Wine
Primary Grape(s):
Grenache , Syrah/Shiraz
Bottle Size:
Natural Cork
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The Producer Chêne Bleu | Vaucluse

Chêne Bleu property located in a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve of the Dentelles de Montmirail in Provence

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The Region France | Southern Rhône

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The Primary Grape Wine By Grape Variety | Grenache

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The Primary Grape Wine By Grape Variety | Syrah / Shiraz

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