The fifth tarrot card from Marseille, the "major arcana" of the Pope symbolizes the timeless power, knowledge and foresight into the future, in front of which servants kneel in a sign of respect. An exceptional wine produced in the Chateauneuf-du-Pape appellation, the 2010 vintage of Arcane V the Pope is sure to seduce. Produced in very limited quantities (only 13 barrels in total), Xavier Vignon aimed to elaborate with this wine a pure expression of the Rhone Valley’s flagship grape. This 100% Grenache wine comes from 15 plots spread over different terroirs of the appellation.
Xavier Vignon has achieved an incredible technical feat by combining unprecedented winemaking processes and atypical vineyard practices. Once fermented, the wine is added to special barrels with a stainless steel strapping. The barrels are then immersed into vats filled with Chateauneuf-du-Pape wine. Protected in this way for 60 months from the effects of oxidation, the wine ages another year in bottle before its release.
With its fabulous inky purple color, the Arcane V le Pape reveals an incredible bouquet of crushed flowers, black fruits and spices. On the palate, this wine offers a unique richness, volume and intensity of ripe fruits, as well as very present tannins. Singular, unique and exotic, the Chateauneuf-du-Pape Arcane V Le Pape 2010 will guarantee an unforgettable moment, best shared with loved ones.