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Domaine Le Prieure des Papes Chateauneuf-du-Pape La Bessade 2019  - First Bottle


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And lastly, the 2019 Châteauneuf Du Pape La Bessade is a more Grenache-dominated wine offering medium to full-bodied aromas and flavors of ripe cherries, strawberries, Provençal garrigue, and peppery spice. Fermented with 20% stems, it has silky, polished tannins, wonderful balance, and a great finish. Drink this fabulous 2019 over the coming 10-15 years.

Technical Details

  • BlendRhone Blend
  • WinemakerAntoine Petrus
  • CountryFrance
  • RegionRhone
  • AppellationChateauneuf-du-Pape
  • Farming MethodCertified Organic
  • Alcohol15%

Domaine Le Prieure des Papes Chateauneuf-du-Pape La Bessade 2019

Red Blends  |  France

Certified Organic
40% off retail!

Led by one of the top wine professionals in the world Antoine Petrus, this “new” estate is one to watch! If you remember long-time favorite Domaine La Millière, you’ll be excited for the future of this new top estate – with access to some of CdP’s most spectacular old vine plots! 94 POINTS and a spectacular 40% OFF for this first release CdP!

Domaine le Prieure des Papes, if you’ve never heard of’s because they’re brand new. But they’re also ancient. Remember Domaine La Millière? The spectacular, old-vine-loving Arnaud family, a jewel of a producer that you dedicated First Bottlers have been gobbling up for years?!?!

Welp, the estate, the facilities, and most importantly, those extra special, seriously ancient vines (up to 130 years old!) are now Domaine le Prieure des Papes. Organic. Bio-dynamic. Off-the-hook delicious. SAVORY, complex, layered, and packed with flavor. It does all this with BALANCE and vibrancy. 94 Points, Over 40% off!

2019 vintage Châteauneuf was an all-time great one and these old vines (90% grenache with 10% mourvedre) are simply singing! No new oak here – just 75% of the grapes fermented in concrete, 10% in neutral barriques, 10% in large demi-muids, and 5% in clay amphorae for 18 months. 20% whole cluster fermentation adds a spiciness and depth, but here, the fruit is what truly shines. Essence of kirsch, ripe summer strawberries, and red cherries, with oodles of lavender and white pepper spice, and notes of black tea and camphor. Not a heavy wine, more in the medium-weight style of CdP but utterly compelling and balanced. Keep it around for a decade plus, too!! This is a first effort that leaves us trembling with excitement for what's to come with one of our long-standing favorite Rhone properties. If you were savvy enough to snag some of the winery’s “Couchant” blend last month, this is your chance to complete the pair!

About the Producer

Previously known as Domaine La Milliere: "Previously known as Domaine La Millière, Domaine le Prieure des Papes is now under the helm of France’s superstar sommelier, Antoine Petrus, who in addition to managing this estate, is in charge of Domaine de Coyeux in Beaumes de Venise and is a partner in the restaurant La Mère Germaine, located in the heart of Châteauneuf du Pape. The 2019s are rock solid, but I have no doubt the best is yet to come from this estate."