About the Wine
Halos de Jupiter Châteauneuf du Pape is a collaboration between Philippe Cambie and famous winemaker Michel Gassier. This wine reflects richness and elegance. This full bodied wine is a blend of 85% Grenache, 10% Syrah and 5% Mourvèdre. On the nose you get black currant, green pepper, herbs and leather. On the palate you get black cherry, cassis, oak with medium acidity.
Bold and opulent, this Leo-influenced wine is a true homage to Grenache, Chateauneuf’s most emblematic varietal. This blend of the major terroir types found here offers an extraordinary expression. Ripe intensity from the stone covered vineyards, richness from clay soils and purity from the sandy terroirs, this very elegant and harmonious wine displays a perfect balance between power and finesse.
Enjoy this hedonistic blend with grilled meats, rich stews, game, tomato & cheese sauces.
The Wine Down
They only produced a little over 800 bottles of this vintage, making it almost impossible to find. Trust me when I say it’s worth the effort to try to find a few bottles. Although this wine could be enjoyed young, it will only develop its full character much later. It will keep its freshness for at least 20 years after bottling.
You can find this bottle for $50 which is extremely well priced for what you’re getting. I can’t wait to try this same bottle in a few years.