Chapelle St Theodoric is a relatively new estate co-owned by American importer Peter Weygandt and Domaine de Cristia owner Baptiste Grangeon. From biodynamically-farmed vineyards located in the sandy part of Chateauneuf du Pape near Rayas, they fashion 3 old school wines made from 100% whole-clusters old vine Grenache (yields are very low at 14 hectoliters per hectare) aged for 18 months in large demi-muids (the Sablons however is aged in smaller old oak barrels).
“Les Sablons” is the opening opus from this estate, from fruit harvested near Domaine de Cristia. Don’t be surprised by its “light” ruby robe as it packs a punch! It has traditional aromas of licorice, dark berries and a spicy center and is a great introduction to the world of traditional Chateauneuf.
The 2 top cuvees from this estate are “La Guigasse”, from a mostly sandy terroir, has a deep purplish robe, aromas of licorice, dark fruits and Provençal herbs. It is full bodied and rich with a long finish. This drinks well already but will keep easily for up to 10-15 years.
“Le Grand Pin” is the flagship wine from St. Theodoric, harvested from old vine Grenache from a vineyard adjacent to Rayas. Like a good Rayas there is a purity to the ruby robe that’s hard to match and deep aromas of dark berries, licorice and spices. While this is a powerful wine, it is quite elegant and regal. One of the best 2009 I have tasted.
We offer 10% discount on 6 bottles purchased and 15% on 12
CHATEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE, CHAPELLE ST. THEODORIC “LES SABLONS” 2009-46.99
CHATEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE, CHAPELLE ST. THEODORIC “LA GUIGASSE” 2009-62.99
CHATEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE, CHAPELLE ST. THEODORIC “LE GRAND PIN” 2009-94.99