1999 Pierre Usseglio Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee de Cinquantenaire
Grenache - 750ML
  • WA 96

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Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, December 2001
The prodigious saturated opaque ruby/purple-colored 1999 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee de Cinquantenaire (200 cases) is a candidate for the wine of the vintage. A 100% Grenache cuvee aged in older demi-muids it is... The prodigious saturated opaque ruby/purple-colored 1999 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee de Cinquantenaire (200 cases) is a candidate for the wine of the vintage. A 100% Grenache cuvee aged in older demi-muids it is exceptionally full-bodied with a fabulous perfume of blackberry liqueur cassis minerals spice and flowers. The texture is sumptuous and the wine accessible although readers lucky enough to latch onto a few bottles should cellar it for 2-3 years and watch the magic unfold over the following two decades. Awesome stuff!
Color & Type Red
Varietal Grenache
Country France
Region Rhone
Sub-region Southern Rhone
Vintage 1999

Winery

Pierre Usseglio

Domaine Pierre Usseglio was founded in Chateauneuf-du-Pape by Pierre’s father, Francis in 1948. Pierre eventually took the reigns and, since 1999, his children have run the estate. The Domaine holds 15 small vineyard plots throughout the AOC, totaling 22 hectares. Only one of those hectares is planted to white grapes. The remainder, with a mix of rocky and sandy soils, represent approximately 75% Grenache, 10% Syrah, 6% Mourvedre, 5% Cinsault, 2% Counoise and 2% Muscardin. Domaine Pierre Usseglio makes three red wines and one white.