Réserve Benoit XII Châteauneuf du Pape

Tasting Notes:

Named for Benoit (Benedict) XII, the tireless reformer and third pope of Avignon, Réserve Benoit XII is nurtured in the same Southern Rhône Valley vineyards that surround Châteauneuf-du-Pape and its four neighboring villages. The vineyards feature large siliceous pebble terraces with sandy red clay that will reward cellaring for 5-7 years. Réserve Benoit XII will be best served at temperature 60-65°F if opened one hour before serving with red meat, game, casseroles and cheeses.