Chateauneuf du Pape for $29.99! Run don't walk......
2020 Gonnet "Val de Garrigues" Chateauneuf du Pape
Release Price: $50.00
winestore. Price: $29.99 (net)
Lowest Online Price in the US!
*Curbside Pickup Always Available*
Last night I scoured nearly 17 years of our newsletters to see how many times we have been able to offer Chateaneuf du Pape (CDP) for less than $30. I was able to find one instance in 2014. 👀
CDP has just gotten expensive as its popularity has grown, so to be able to offer some juice at this price from a high quality producer like Guillaume Gonnet gets us extremely fired up!
How good is Gonnet?
There are plenty of people in the Rhone Valley with long histories in the wine biz. Guillaume Gonnet is a third-generation winemaker from the region and, after traveling for years in Bordeaux, Burgundy, Napa, and New Zealand, he met his wife in Australia. They came back to the Rhone, took over the family plot and, more importantly, they bought some Chateauneuf-du-Pape vines in 2015, with some of those vines a half century to nearly a century old.
They destem most of the grapes (principally the 70% Grenache) while the 10% Syrah gets to stay in clusters. The rest of the blend is 10% Mourvèdre and 10% Cinsault. So it’s both a modernistic style of Chateauneuf (what with the Mourvedre and Cinsault, like the cool kids do it), and very traditional, because Mourvèdre and Cinsault were what the old folks did back in the 19th century too.
This wink to history with a focus on modernity creates a wine that absolutely shines at this price point. Elegant wines with equal parts intensity and freshness.
I don't know how long this deal will be around, but I'm gonna drink up while we can...and I know what I'm gonna be drinking tonight!
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