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The Pope’s New Crib 2020

R630.00 per case of 6 bottles

Grenache Noir

Case of 6 Bottles

160 in stock

SKU: POPE2020 Category:

Description

Case of 6 Bottles

the Pope’s New Crib is an English translation of a well-known wine-growing region whose name shall not be mentioned.

In 1309 the Pope moved the seat of the Roman Catholic church from Rome to Avignon, from where the next 7 Popes ruled before returning to Rome in 1378. Of the many varieties planted in the region; Grenache noir is one of the best known. This wine is one of our expressions of that variety.

Light to medium-bodied, fruit-forward wine. Can be enjoyed slightly chilled for those hotter than average South African summer days.

So what’s the story behind the label?
Named after a well known wine growing region where Grenache noir is the best known. In 1309 the Pope moved the seat of the Roman Catholic church from Rome to Avignon, from where the next 7 Popes ruled before returning to Rome in 1378. Each of these 7 Popes had a specific focus during their rule and you will find reference to each on the label.
Popes:
ClementV: Pursues Knights Templar
John XXII: Pursues witchcraft
Benedict XII : Orders the construction of the Palais de Papes
Clement VI: Consecrated the entire Rhone river so that it could be considered holy ground and bodies could be thrown into it during the Black Plague
Innocent VI: Sold paintings to recover some costs spent during Pope Clement VI’s reign.
Urban V: Great desire of a crusade against the Turks
Gregory XI : Returned to Rome in part due to the incessant please and threats from Catherine of Siena.

TASTING NOTES:
Vibrant youthful colour, with notes of wild raspberries and red currants. Juicy mid palate with a refreshing and grippy finish.

Alc: 13.19%
pH: 3.23
TA: 5.9 g/l
RS: 2.0 g/l

 

Additional information

Weight 8.2 kg
Dimensions 24.5 × 17.5 × 30.5 cm

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