Domaine du Vieux Lazaret Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2016
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The origin of the name Vieux Lazaret dates back to the 18th century when there existed in the center of the village of Châteauneuf-du-Pape a hospice, known as a lazaret. This offered comfort and shelter for the poor and the infirm, provided by the Lazarists, who were a silent order of monks founded in 1625 by St Vincent de Paul to look after the sick and the needy in the French countryside. They took the name Lazarists from the Priory of St Lazare in Paris, where the original order had been formed in 1632.
The Lazarists in Châteauneuf-du-Pape played a major role in helping the locals during the terrible epidemic of the plague, which killed a third of the population in 1720. During the 19th century, the Quiot family purchased property and buildings in the village of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, and created the center of winemaking for Vignobles Famille Quiot. With this historical association going back over several centuries, the Quiot family decided in 1915 to give the name of Domaine du Vieux Lazaret to their principal Domaine producing Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Serve with red meats, dishes cooked in tomato and onion sauces, roasted vegetables, charcuterie and cheeses.
|Region||France, Rhone, Chateauneuf-du-Pape|
|Brand||Domaine du Vieux Lazaret|
Wine SpectatorRipe and forward in feel, featuring crushed raspberry and blackberry compote notes, mixed with red licorice, blood orange, rooibos tea and fruitcake hints. Silky from start to finish, with a subtle sanguine thread lacing up the finish. Very enticing. Best from 2020 through 2037. 16,000 cases made, 2,000 cases imported.