2015 Famille Brechet Chateau de Vaudieu "L'Avenue" Chateauneuf-du-Pape
In pursuit of more terroir-based cuvées from his 70 hectares of vines, Laurent Brechet created L’Avenue, a Châteauneuf-du-Pape made from 100% Grenache grown primarily on a sandy terroir of decomposed red sandstone. This terroir makes for an expressive and vibrant style of Grenache and one when tasted along side Amiral G, is a masterclass in seeing how terroir in Châteauneuf-du-Pape really matters.
94 pts - Robert Parker
Another micro-production wine (less than 300 cases), the 2015 Chateauneuf du Pape l'Avenue is entirely Grenache from the lieu-dit Vaudieu, aged in demi-muids. Loaded with attractive notes of flowering garrigue and ripe cherries, it's full-bodied and creamy in texture on the palate, then glides to a long, spicy-peppery finish.