Clos des Papes Le Petit Vin D&
Clos des Papes Le Petit Vin D&

Clos des Papes Le Petit Vin D'Avril Rouge NV
(Southern Rhone, France)

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 About the winery:
The Avril family has been making wine at Clos de Papes since the 18th century. Paul-Vincent was trained at wine school in Dijon, as was his father. This training and philosophy in Burgundy is evident in their philosophy towards winemaking in Chateauneuf-du-Pape - the wines of the appellation are able to attain richness, power and age-ability, the Avril's also want to achieve finesse and balance. Today, the property has 32 hectares, of which 3 hectares are the white varieties. There are twenty four different parcels spread around the town which allows for the various terroirs playing a role in the expression of the wine. They practice strict selection of 50+ year old vines and have some of the lowest yields in the appellation. The Avrils also practice de-stemming, which they have been doing since 1991. The wine is vinified in ceramic-lined vats and spends a year in large, old foudres.

About this wine:
The red "Petit vin d'Avril" is a cuvée classified as a "table wine" produced by Paul Avril alongside his Clos des Papes, which is classified as AOP Châteauneuf du Pape. It comes from declassified vines from Châteauneuf du pape. The blend of Petit vin d'Avril rouge is composed of Grenache, Mourvèdre, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon and Carignan - Wine Advocate previously described it as a "kitchen sink blend"!

Ratings & Reviews

Not recently reviewed, Wine Advocate previously had this to say:

"It’s a brilliant bistro-styled wine that dishes out tons of pleasure. Aged one-third in barrel, with tobacco, chocolate, mineral, pepper and licorice, this medium-bodied wine has solid richness and depth, as well as a chewy finish. Buy it by the case and enjoy it over the coming 4-5 years."