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Three Thirteen

After struggling for quite some time, we have named our first Châteauneuf-du-Pape blend Three Thirteen. Next year it will also be Three Thirteen though this may change in the future if we are able to find some more of the “approved” varietals from vineyards we are interested in working with. Perhaps it will become Four Thirteen or Five Thirteen. I also liked the name Nouveau Chai de la Chèvre but everyone else thought it was terrible…

We assembled the blend yesterday. It will rest in tank for a few weeks before being bottled. Four vineyards are represented in the wine with four distinct terroirs. We ended up with a little of Mourvèdre left over. We will bottle it alone as an experiment to see how it develops on its own.