At Illahe, their goal is to make wine as naturally as possible from the soil to the bottle. This requires working by hand on small lots with age-old techniques and materials. The grapes are hand-picked, native yeast is used for fermentation and the wines are barrel aged.
The wine offers aromas of strawberry and blackberry then broaden along the palate to include chalk, tobacco leaf, chocolate, and earth. There is pretty, soft fruit that is balanced with nice acidity that supports tannin balanced between skin and oak. The wine finishes with a velvet mouthfeel.
97 POINTS, Jeb Dunnuck. "A wine that’s going to rival or surpass the 2015, the 2016 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Réservée shows the quality of this awesome vintage with its deep, powerful, concentrated style. I find a certain 2010-like purity in this...
Beautifully complex with wonderful depth of fruit and woody spice. Classic Bordeaux with dusty earth and freshness. We love the cocoa and cedar this wine brings to the table. A perfect complement to your next dinner party.
99 POINTS, Antonio Galloni, Vinous. "The 2016 Le Pergole Torte is magnificent, just as it was last year. Rich, dense and explosive, with stunning depth and texture, the 2016 possesses off the charts intensity while remaining light on its feet for...