2015 Pierre Usseglio Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee de Mon Aieul
Proprietary Blend - 1.5L
2015 Pierre Usseglio Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee de Mon Aieul
  • JD 97
  • JL 95
  • VN 95
  • JS 94
  • WA 91

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Reg: $189.94

$159.94

In Stock: 0 btls
Ships Immediately

Pre-Arrival: 4 btls
ETA: Mar. 2022

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JD 97
jebdunnuck.com, October 2017
The 2015 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée de Mon Aïeul is another gorgeous wine from this family estate. As always it comes from three Grenache parcels: la Serres, La Crau and La Guigasse (there are 2 hectares in each parcel)...   The 2015 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée de Mon Aïeul is another gorgeous wine from this family estate. As always it comes from three Grenache parcels: la Serres, La Crau and La Guigasse (there are 2 hectares in each parcel). In both 2015 and 2016 this cuvée wasn’t destemmed and was brought up mostly in tank, with 15-20% in demi-muids. The 2016 spent a huge 45 days on skins before being pressed to barrel. This beauty offers the fine, finesse-driven style of the vintage, yet has full-bodied depth and richness as well as sensational notes of framboise, crushed flowers, licorice, Christmas fruitcake and spice. It’s in the top handful of wines in the vintage and will benefit from short-term cellaring and have 20+ years of overall longevity.  
JL 95
TheWineCellarInsider.com, August 2017
Produced from 100% old vine Grenache, the perfumes kicks off with wild strawberry, pepper, garrigue and cherry notes to start off the party. Full bodied, deep and fresh, with ripe, elegant tannins and freshness, there is...   Produced from 100% old vine Grenache, the perfumes kicks off with wild strawberry, pepper, garrigue and cherry notes to start off the party. Full bodied, deep and fresh, with ripe, elegant tannins and freshness, there is length in the lusty finish, which is a good thing as it allows you more time to enjoy all the peppery, red berry character. Read more at:https://www.thewinecellarinsider.com/wine-tasting-note/?vintage=2015&wine=Domaine%20Pierre%20Usseglio%20%26%20Fils%20Chateauneuf-du-Pape%20Cuvee%20de%20mon%20Aieul  
VN 95
Vinous, March 2017
(VM93-95 points) (aged entirely in concrete vats) Lurid ruby-red. Exotic, intensely perfumed aromas of candied red and blue fruits, lavender and peppery spices, joined by a slowly emerging hint of garrigue. Fleshy and...   (VM93-95 points) (aged entirely in concrete vats) Lurid ruby-red. Exotic, intensely perfumed aromas of candied red and blue fruits, lavender and peppery spices, joined by a slowly emerging hint of garrigue. Fleshy and expansive on the palate, offering concentrated raspberry, cherry and fruitcake flavors and a spicy suggestion of white pepper. Shows excellent focus and a seamless quality on the finish, which is framed by suave, slow-building tannins. - Josh Raynolds  
JS 94
jamessuckling.com, August 2017
A bolder, more concentrated and compressed expression with darker plum and cherry fruits on the nose and palate. The power and concentration here is impressive. Gently chocolate-flavored at the finish. Terrific wine...   A bolder, more concentrated and compressed expression with darker plum and cherry fruits on the nose and palate. The power and concentration here is impressive. Gently chocolate-flavored at the finish. Terrific wine. Drink now.  
WA 91
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, November 2017
Next to the traditional cuvée, the 2015 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee de Mon Aieul is even riper and more concentrated, but that's not always a good thing. This all-Grenache cuvée offers fudge-like density and rich tannins...   Next to the traditional cuvée, the 2015 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee de Mon Aieul is even riper and more concentrated, but that's not always a good thing. This all-Grenache cuvée offers fudge-like density and rich tannins but also cooked, dead-fruit flavors and bright acidity on the finish. - Joe Czerwinski  
Category Description
Color & Type Red
Varietal Proprietary Blend
Country France
Region Rhone
Sub-region Southern Rhone
Appellation Chateauneuf du Pape
Vintage 2015
Size 1.5L
Percent alcohol 15%
Closure Cork

Label

Cuvee de Mon Aieul is a selection of grapes from vines 75 to 90 years old. They come from plots on La Crau, les Bédines or les Serres, where the soils are sand and stone, covered in the regions famous galets. A pure and concentrated wine, the nose is very complex with notes of raspberries, licorice and spices. It is a powerful wine yet retains great elegance, and is at its best between 10 and 12 years of age.

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.