|Grapes||Grenache, Mourvèdre, Syrah|
|Origin||France, Vin de France|
As well as owning vines in Châteauneuf-du-Pape, (his most recent relases have been scored 92-94 by the Wine Advocate) Jean-Marie Royer has some other vines in Côtes du Rhône Villages, Côtes du Rhône and some that are unclassified. With all these and the young Châteauneuf vines he makes this velvety cuvée which has a wonderfully rounded softly-spiced drinkability. Rating: 88-90 L&S (Mar 2017)
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Feisty and fruity, this southern Rhône blend comes from a combination of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Côtes du Rhône Villages and Côtes du Rhône fruit. Its boundless energy really carries the generous spiced black fruit to give an overall impression of weighty flavour without being heavy at all.Jane Parkinson, www.janeparkinson.com(Dec 2017)
Tastes like a miniature Châteauneuf-du-Pape – big and perfumed, all confit red fruits and dried herbs. A mix of young Châteauneuf, unclassified, and Côtes du Rhône vines. Best Red Wines for Christmas 2017Victoria Moore, The Daily Telegraph(Nov 2017)
Le Petit Roy has been a staple in my cellar for years. Made by Jean-Marie Royer, this is the younger offspring of his Châteauneuf-du-Pape. A classic blend of grenache, syrah and mourvèdre, it’s soft and spicy, with a peppery garrigue character.Will Lyons, The Sunday Times(Oct 2017)
Don’t be put off by the relative youth of this wine – it has real style and character. Essentially, it consists of the wine that doesn’t make it into Royer’s award winning Châteauneuf-du-Pape from the Southern Rhône. Made for easy – and early – drinking, its freshness and peppery overtones make it immediately appealing. The grape varieties are predominantly grenache, with some syrah and mourvedre to add complexity. Bruce Palling, The Week(Dec 2016)
Domaine Jean Royer
Jean-Marie Royer inherited his vines in 1985 and set about improving the grape varietal mix and the vinification from then. Since more than half of the domaine is in unclassified 'Vin de Table' or 'Côtes du Rhône', he has developed a marque 'Le Petit Roy' sold as 'Vin de Table' for everything that does not make it into the Châteauneuf cuvées. The Petit Roy has been a big hit in the shops.
His Châteauneufs are just gorgeous, and in the context of some of the Parkerised dottiness going on, offer refreshingly fantastic value for money. He has undoubtedly been much helped by his close friend the star oenologist Philippe Cambié, who he went to school with and also played rugby with for many years. Cambié is more famous for a full-on rather extracted style, but Jean-Marie has imposed his own, fresher, brighter style on all his wines, which are crunchy and well-defined.
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