2014 Chateauneuf Du Pape Blanc
Our definition and signature of a great southern white.
Liquor Style: Dry White
Varietal: Roussanne, Grenache, Bourboulenc & Claorette at 25% each
Aromas: Nose of exotic fruits and white flowers
Palate: Marked by its roundness, finesse and its finish mineral accompaniment
Bottle Closure: Cork
Alcohol Percentage: 13.5%
Standard Drinks: 8.0
Service temperature: 10°C
Vinification: Selective sorting Direct pressing, alcoholic fermentation in stainless steel tanks (70%) and Burgundian pieces (30%). Aged 6 months on fine lees.
Country of Origin: France
Region of Origin: Southern Rhone
Sub-region of Origin:
>> "Ripe but nicely focused, this white displays tangerine and nectarine notes along the edges, lending a racy hint to the peach and yellow apple fruit flavors. There's good cut on the finish. "
-91 Points, JM (Wine Spectator) on 2011 Vintage-