Iconic Châteauneuf is one of France's richest, most sought-after red wines. And thanks to the excellent 2012 vintage, there's never been a better time to secure your own taste. And, thanks to the talents of our friend Thierry Ferlay, we've got just the bottle:
Thierry is something of a Rhône virtuoso: his Châteauneufs have a long history of racking up major acclaim, and his 2012 is no different, with gold at two major French competitions (Pertius 2012 and Feminalise 2011) and a gold from the prestigious French wine guide Gilbert & Gaillard. Le Prince draws its award-winning, complex flavors from special grapes that were harvested by hand from Thierry's favorite vineyard.
In the glass, it's all the classic Châteauneuf character that fans look for: deep bramble fruit and wild thyme aromas with flavors of velvety dark berries, ripe cherry and subtle, spicy pepper on the finish. Lovely balance of ripe fruit and bright acidity with a tantalizingly long finish – an ideal red to serve at your next dinner, whether you're entertaining or enjoying a quiet night at home.