2019 La Bastide Saint Dominique Chateauneuf du Pape Les Hesperides

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  • 96 Point "Extraordinary" Vintage ~Wine Advocate
  • "It's Another Head-Turning Good Wine from This Estate" ~97 Jeb Dunnuck
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About the Wine

Step into the heart of Provence, where the sun-drenched vineyards of La Bastide Saint Dominique yield a wine that embodies the essence of Southern Rhône elegance. Nestled in the foothills of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, this family estate has been crafting exceptional wines for over four decades.The story of Domaine La Bastide Saint Dominique began in 1976. Four years later, in 1980, the estate celebrated a milestone moment as they proudly produced, bottled, and sold their inaugural wine.

Built around a former 16th century chapel, the estate was founded by Marie-Claude and Gérard Bonnet, La Bastide Saint Dominique began as a humble dream nurtured on just a few hectares of land. Now, under the stewardship of their son Eric, this legacy continues to flourish, spanning 123 acres and producing a range of esteemed wines.

Here, tradition meets innovation, as the estate embraces organic farming practices to preserve the richness of the soil and the integrity of the vines. The unique terroir, characterized by limestone soils and tempered by the Mistral wind, imparts a distinctive character to each bottle. The estate has been certified organic since 2011.

Eric Bonnet, the mastermind behind La Bastide Saint Dominique, began his winemaking journey in the renowned vineyards of Burgundy. Influenced by the region's delicate approach, he expertly balances power and detail in every bottle. This fusion of Burgundian finesse and Southern Rhône terroir creates wines of unparalleled elegance and complexity.

In the sun-drenched hills of Southern Rhône, the renowned "Les Hesperides" vineyard of La Bastide Saint Dominique unfolds across a little over 2 acres. Planted in 1950, these cherished vines produce grapes of exceptional quality. Committed to estate-grown and bottled wines, La Bastide Saint Dominique ensures that each sip embodies the essence of the land and the vineyard's rich heritage.

Aging: 18 months in vat for a part and in demi-muids (600 liters oak barrels) for another part.

Tasting Notes: 50% Grenache 50% Mourvedre. Rich nose of black berries, licorice, dark chocolate and oriental spices. Powerful mouth. Sensual tannic structure, dense and velvety finish.


An even split of Grenache and Mourvèdre brought up mostly in tank (20% in demi-muids), the 2019 Châteauneuf Du Pape Les Hesperides is a dense, meaty, powerful wine offering a monster bouquet of black cherry and blackberry fruits as well as roasted meats, chocolate, bouquet garni, and spice. Beautifully textured on the palate, it's full-bodied and powerful yet stays light and graceful, with building tannins and a great finish. It's another head-turning good wine from this estate.  ~97 Jeb Dunnuck

Dark, meaty, peppery and intense, along with all the black cherries, kirsch, licorice and peppery herbs, you find a concentrated, rich, full wine with depth and a polished, spicy, red berry filled finish. The wine was made from a blend of 50% Grenache and 50% Mourvedre . Drink from 2023 - 2034 ~95 The Wine Cellar Insider

Dark ruby, purple reflections, subtle brightening on the rim. Cloves, ripe plums and figs, hints of nougat, intense bouquet, some cocoa in the background. Juicy, elegant, sweet cherries, plums, integrated, ripe tannins, mineral and sturdy finish, good ageing potential, spicy style. ~94 Falstaff

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