Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc

2019

A blend of 60% Clairette and 40% Roussanne from the Serres lieu-dit with galets stones, gravel, and blue clay. Aged for six months in large oak barrels, one third of which is new, one third is one year-old barrels, and the last third is two year-old barrels. The wine is not racked during the six months. Clairette gives a lot of freshness. If you're patient, this wine shows beautifully after five to ten years. 

94 points
"Another beautiful vintage for this cuvee, the 2019 Châteauneuf Du Pape Blanc (60% Clairette and 40% Roussanne) has a lighter golden hue as well as lively, perfumed notes of lemon curd, crisp pineapple, and white flowers that show more honeyed richness with time in the glass. Beautifully balanced, medium to full-bodied, with perfectly integrated acidity and a dry finish, this has consistently been one of the whites of the vintage over the past handful of years, and the 2019 doesn’t break that trend."
Jeb Dunnuck
, October 2020
91 points
"The 2019 Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc boasts subtle layers of toasted grain and honey over a base of ripe pineapple, nectarine and citrus. A barrel-fermented blend of Clairette and Roussanne, it's medium to full-bodied, plump and generous without being overly rich or unstructured—a nicely balanced yet expansive white that finishes with focus and length."
Joe Czerwinski,
Wine Advocate
, September 2020

SKU/Code: 
DB7351-19
Product Line: 
Wine
White
Varietal: 
Clairette
Farming Type: 
Organic