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Rhone Valley

Domaine Raymond Usseglio - Châteauneuf-du-Pape - Cuvée Impériale - Rouge - 2019


Country / Region: Rhone Valley

Vintage: 2019

Name: AOP Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Grape variety: 90 % Grenache, 10% mix of ancient grape varieties

Alcohol: 15 vol.

Color: Red

Capacity: 75 cl


Made from the estate's oldest vines planted in 1902, with a strong dominant of Grenache and ancient grape varieties, the 2019 Red Cuvée Impériale Châteauneuf-du-Pape is dazzling in its control and intensity. Finesse, elegance, depth, concentration… everything blends together perfectly and we can only salute this monumental achievement, capable of aging for decades. A total work of art!


Hand harvested. Hundred-year-old vines, planted in 1901-1902. Very low yields between 16 and 18 hl/ha. Wine from Organic and Biodynamic Agriculture, Demeter certified.


Intense and brilliant purple red.


Beautiful perfumes of black fruits punctuated with notes of zan and fine spices.


Powerful and concentrated on a shining fruit, this vintage unfolds a fresh and dense wine of amazing mastery.


Decant and serve between 16 and 18°C in large glasses.

Food and wine pairing:

Rack of lamb roasted with thyme, couscous, stuffed duck, venison with Grand Veneur sauce, beef cheek stew.

Cellar aging:

From now until 2037

One of the most esteemed estates in Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Raymond Usseglio is prized by wine enthusiasts from around the world. Producing dazzling wines of perfect balance and harmonious profile, it overshadows many of its peers with its consistency throughout the vintages and pure class.

Praised by Robert Parker and acclaimed by critics worldwide, obtaining its wines is becoming more and more difficult: as soon as a vintage is released its wines are completely taken by storm. The American critic had praised the latest 2018 vintage with a score of 97/100.

The 2019 vintage being announced as one of the vintages of the century, we can very logically expect the same rating if not more ... Do not hesitate, this will be one of the best wines of the year!