Usseglio, Pierre Chateauneuf du Pape 2016
His two sons, Pierre Usseglio and Raymond Usseglio took up the family trade - Raymond launching his own brand (Raymond Usseglio) in 1960 and Pierre eventually handing on the original family estate to his two sons, Jean-Pierre and Thierry.
The new generation, Jean-Pierre and Thierry, made some changes in the production of their wines, moving to destemming in 2001. They now manage 24 hectares of vineyards spread out over 17 different plots in Chateauneuf-du-Pape.
This powerhouse red is built from predominantly Grenache, with small additions of Syrah, Mourvedre and Cinsault. The firm stucture and incredible depth that the region is known for on clear display for all to see.
This will cellar easily for a decade or more. It's a special wine perfect for a special occasion.