Pere Anselme Chateauneuf du Pape La Fiole du Pape
|Region||France, Rhone, Chateauneuf-du-Pape|
A soft, gentle-edged style, featuring mulled plum and cherry fruit, infused with cedar, dried tobacco and savory notes. Shows a lavender echo through the finish. Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre and Cinsault. Drink now through 2023. 45,000 cases made, 2,877 cases imported.
Brotte's largest production cuvee (400,000 bottles) is their non-vintage Chateauneuf du Pape La Fiole, usually a 100% Grenache blend of two or three vintages. It is meant to offer a consistent flavor profile from year to year, and generally offers plenty of character as well as spice.
Ripe but restrained black-cherry and plum flavors are tinged with earth and iron in this solid, entry-level Châteauneuf-du-Pape. While not profoundly concentrated, it's full bodied and balanced neatly by fine, taut tannins and a fresh acidic edge. Drink now-2023.