Morrell & Co. Wine Catalog

FALL 2016

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MORRELL FINE WINE AND SPIRITS Call 800.96.WINES (800.969.4637) • Visit us at • Complimentary delivery on all orders over $150 in NY and CT 38 r hone Laurent Charvin took the reins of his family's winery in 1990. For five generations, the Charvin family was made up of growers and bottlers who sold to various negociants. However, Laurent saw serious potential in their property and immediately began bottling for direct sale. Tradi T ion Ma TT ers in c hâ T eauneu F -du- p ape W hat didn't change were the traditional methods used and his belief in a winemaker's connection to farming and nature. While many properties began to produce prestige bottles for international markets, Laurent stayed the course and continued to produce only one Châteauneuf-du-Pape, which was a mix of Rhone varieties, and made from only the estate's best fruit. The winemaking continues in the traditional vein with no destemming and fermentation in concrete tank, which is the same vessel used for the wine's 18-month maturation. The goal is to create a wine that speaks of the southern Rhone, its grapes, and terroir, all while maintaining balance, freshness and the potential to mature effortlessly in the cellar. ✦ Charvin Châteauneuf-du-Pape Rhone 2014 JR 95 » $48 "...Powerful...Energetic...a classic Charvin rendition of Châteauneuf, displaying abundant upfront fruit along with the depth and balance to ensure a long, graceful evolution." (1413097)

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