2005 Oriel Les Pavés

Châteauneuf-du-Pape, France


Wine Spectator: 90 points

Name Story

Les Pavés is the French word for cobblestones, named for the rocky vineyards in Châteauneuf-du-Pape that appear "paved" with stones.


Louis Barruol

Vineyards | Winemaking

40–80 year-old vines on clay and limestone soils surrounding the Château in this historic town just north of Avignon. 25 days extended maceration and temperature-controlled fermentation in small barrels. Bottled unfined and unfiltered.


70% Grenache, 30% Mourvèdre. Picked: September 30, 2005.

Tasting Notes

Aroma: Wild cherry and strawberry with a hints of violet and herbes de Provence. Taste: Full-bodied and complex with soft plum, musk roses and spice with a rich finish.

Drink by Date

Best 2015 through 2018.

Food Pairings

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Bottle: 750ml