MAS GRANGE BLANCHE, 'LA FONT DE BESSOUNES', CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE
RHÔNE VALLEY, FRANCE 2016
Châteauneuf-du-Pape sets the bar for the much-desired Southern Rhône style of wines: the wines are opulent and age-worthy with a perfect balance of ripe fruit, herb, and spice. Though we can, and do, find many impressive wines from throughout the region, there’s a certain je ne sais quoi about a “classic” representation that is hard to beat. Today’s 2016 Mas Grange Blanche Châteauneuf-du-Pape comes from the Mousset family, benchmark Rhône winemakers who can be credited with sharing the gospel of the Rhône Valley through their range of quality wines. Mas Grange Blanche comes from 40-year-old vines across three hectares of Châteauneuf appellation and is produced in fairly small quantities each year, usually around 800 cases. Composed of 70% Grenache, 20% Syrah, and 10% Mourvèdre, this is classic Châteauneuf across the board—pronounced roundness and supple texture on the palate, which showcases powerful flavors of bright red and dark berries, cocoa, peppery spice, and leather. With a limited-time Concierge discount up to 25% off, this Châteauneuf-du-Pape is an amazing deal at below $30 per bottle!
The sun-drenched vineyards of Châteauneuf have enjoyed a series of top-notch vintages over the past decade, no doubt contributing to the soaring reputation and reinvigorated demand for these bold wines. “Châteauneuf-du-Pape’s monumental 2015 vintage was a tough act to follow, but 2016 was up to the challenge. In fact, in many cases the wines from this uniformly outstanding warm year actually outclass—or at least outmuscle—their older siblings. If exuberant ripe fruit, harmonious tannins and an overall impression of generosity and lushness are what you’re after in Châteauneuf-du-Pape, then 2016 has plenty to offer. But the best wines also display real energy, making this a standout vintage” (Josh Raynolds, Vinous). As demand continues to increase, it is not surprising that land prices—and thus, wine prices—also continue to rise. But today we can all remain happily oblivious to this with our unbeatable Concierge pricing on this classic Châteauneuf-du-Pape from a stunning vintage.
*Offer NOT valid in-store. This offer is made pre-arrival, with wines estimated to be delivered to your preferred store in Winter 2019-2020. All sale prices are the lowest available at Total Wine & More and ONLY valid through Concierge Sales. No further discounts or coupons may be applied. Offer not valid in CT, IL, LA, NC, NY, TN, or WI. This offer is for ONE WEEK, or until sold out, and will expire on Thursday, November 7, 2019.