Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc

2016

50% Bourbolenc/50%Clairette. Eric has worked closely for many years with Jean Riché, the owner/farmer of these vines which lie 1 km. from the Rhône River.  The Bourbelenc and Clairette are bush-trained so that the leaves help shade the fruit from the hot sun. The site is flat and stony with cool, clay-based soils over limestone and harvested quite early to preserve freshness of fruit. Whole cluster, direct press, native yeast fermentation in neutral oak, aging on lees, bottling a year after harvest. Tiny production.

SKU/Code: 
DB8944-16
Product Line: 
White
Varietal: 
Clairette
Farming Type: 
Organic