Ogier Châteauneuf-du-Pape Reine Jeanne, Rhône, France, 2016
Overview of the Wine
"At the heart of the most mythical of the southern Rhone Valley wine regions, Ogier has excelled for over 155 years, producing exceptional wines and sharing its definition of the Art of Living.
Today, the medieval-style buildings are the home of our centuries-old wine-storage cellars, among the best in the Rhone Valley, but are also living places, open to all, and including a tasting area where visitors can explore the art and skill of living winemaking according to Ogier.
A major part of your visit to Ogier is a walk in our Conservatoire des Terroirs. This is an educational garden where the four regions of Châteauneuf-du-Pape are united.
Uniquely in the village, Ogier takes visitors on a journey into the geological history of the appellation through a study of the soils: limestone fragments, red sandstone, safres and rolled pebbles."
Grape / Blend
85% Grenache, 10% Mourvedre and 5% Syrah
91 - Wine Enthusiast
Intensely ripe black-cherry and plum flavors are edged by hints of earth and balsamic in this unctuous Grenache-dominant blend. It's a luscious, rounded wine with plush acidity and ripe tannins that invite youthful consumption. Enjoy through 2026.
91 Points - Jeb Dunnuck
Another terrific wine in the lineup is the 2016 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Reine Jeanne, which is Grenache-dominated (10% Mourvèdre and 5% Syrah) aged all in foudre. It has a pretty, juicy, balanced style as well as notes of saddle leather, peppery herbs, licorice, and ripe black cherries. It’s an outstanding wine that will keep for 8-10 years.
90 Points - James Suckling
Spiced roses and dried, red berries amid woody aromas and dried herbs. Classic style. The palate has a smooth and juicy core of fine tannins, carrying ripe, red-fruit flavors. Slightly chewy finish. Drink or hold.
Food Pairing Notes
Ogier Chateauneuf du Pape is best served with all types of classic meat dishes, veal, pork, beef, lamb, duck, game, roast chicken, roasted, braised, stewed dishes, sausage and cassoulet. Ogier Chateauneuf du Pape is also good with Asian dishes, hearty fish courses like tuna, mushrooms pasta, eggplant and tomatoes.
Product size: 750ml