Châteauneuf-du-Pape Rouge, “Cuvée des Félix”
A special selection of grapes from the lowest-yielding, best-exposed vines is made to produce this elite cuvée which, in years that merit its existence, represents about 10% of the annual production of the domaine. Grenache represents 65% of this cuvée but mourvèdre plays an increasingly important role (25%) while Syrah (5%) and an assortment of other grape varieties (5%) complete the blend. This wine is aged in smaller barriques of older origin (two to six years of age). The “Cuvée des Félix” is a more tannic and reserved wine than the “Tradition,” with additional nuance that appears as the wine ages.