Pontificis is a wine created exclusively for Averys in partnership with dynamic winemaker, Laurent Delaunay. Of Burgundian origin, Laurent now plies his trade making tailor-made cuvées of exceptional quality and value in the South of France. Laurent blended Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre and used a touch of oak ageing to craft this dense, rich red from the Languedoc.
2017 was a fantastic vintage throughout the Rhone Valley and Southern France, producing deeply concentrated wines
Pontificis is one of our bestselling reds and is also one of the best value
With grapes from across the Languedoc selected from old, low-yielding vineyards to give great concentration of flavour, this wine combines the best that the region has to offer with a classic Rhone blend
Tasting note:Deep purple in colour, with aromas of cassis, spice, black fruit and herbs and a palate of supple, yet rich spicy fruit. A taste of Southern French sunshine in a glass.
Averys began in 1793 and over the years, the family has built its reputation as one of the UK's most pioneering wine merchants. Today, it is 5th generation Mimi Avery introducing a new generation of wine lovers to Averys. At the heart of what we do - and have done for over 225 years - is share our passion for wine. We love discovering wines with a story to tell – whether for everyday drinking or fine wines for the cellar. So, if you're looking for 'real' wines, full of character and flavour, then welcome to Averys.