The parcels of les Trois Sources are terraced at lower elevation and primarily in sandy soils. This soil type allows for better access to water and thus a more elegant, silky style to the resulting wine. The parcels are also earlier-ripening due to the elevation and exposition, yet some of the oldest vines on the estate are planted here.
Trois Sources sees the same focus and winemaking as our top cuvées. The work to create this wine is done vine by vine, with hand work and sorting done multiple times through the growing season and harvest. After intensive sorting, the wine is pressed and fermented in concrete before aging in older oak foudres. 2019 is a blend of 70% Grenache, 10% Cinsault, 5% Syrah, 5% Mourvèdre, 5% Counoise and 5% approved red and white varieties that come together in a certified biodynamic wine with particularly vibrant freshness and great aging potential.
Press Notes :
96+ points, Jeb Dunnuck – “More cassis, morello cherry, Asian spice, and a beautiful sense of minerality and loamy earth emerge from the 2019 Châteauneuf Du Pape Les Trois Sources, a full-bodied, concentrated blend of 60% Grenache, 15% each of Cinsault and Syrah, and the balance Mourvèdre. Coming all from the estate’s sandy soils in the northern part of the appellation, this incredibly concentrated, textured wine has perfect balance, building tannins, and a great finish. Give this beauty another 4-5 years in the cellar and drink it over the following two decades or more.”