Year Wine Region Grapes 2010 Chimère Châteauneuf du Pape Mourvedre Year Wine Region Grapes
As reported by several sources, begining with the 2010 vintage,
Manfred Krankl is making a Châteauneuf-du-Pape called
jointly with Vincent and Pascal Maurel, who own and run
in Châteauneuf, and
oenologist Philippe Cambie.
It will be predominantly Mourvedre (95%) with some Grenache and a touch of white grapes. The Mourvedre comes from the famed La Crau vineyard.
Four 300-liter barrels were made, which will net little more than 100 cases. It will most likely be bottled in magnums.
On the Squires board, on 25 April 2012, Manfred wrote
It was just bottled on April 16th and now needs to get here to the U.S.
Then we need to label it (we are still working on the whole Government burocratic balloney),
box it and then sell it. The hope is to get it out into the world this fall....all 380 Magnums.
Philippe Cambie posted this photo on his website on 25 April 2012 with the caption
CHIMERE LABEL !!!!!
...what are seeing is actually not thelabel, but rather the tools (if you will) that made the label. It is the carved linoleum boards from which the prints to make the original artwork for the label are made. It is an image of Philippe and me. You can figure out who's who.
It is a cat (a.k.a. *****) and a dog (a.k.a. mongrel).
A similar wine is planned for 2011, but after that, this wine could come from California.
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