Southern Rhône, France
Clay-limestone with galets roulés pebbles.
Yields are kept incredibly low (15-20 hl/ha)
Hand-harvested grapes, de-stemmed, sorted in the vineyard and again at the winery with a sorting table. Temperature-controlled. A portion is vinified in huge oak vats, the rest in stainless steel
18 months in barrels and demi-muids to soften tannins and gain roundness
The JEUNE family is a longstanding & well-known dynasty of Châteauneuf-du-Pape who can trace their ancestors back to the 14th century. The marriage of Christiane Establet with Pierre Elie Jeune in the 1960’s united the properties of these two venerable families, establishing Domaine du Grand Tinel, one of the largest estates in the appellation. The inspiration for the name Tinel comes from the Latin for “cask”. Today, Christophe Jeune and his two sisters, Beatrice and Isabelle, carry on the tradition of producing traditional-style Châteauneuf in a family-run affair.