Châteauneuf du Pape Blanc 2012
What is it made of...
20% Roussanne, 30% Clairette, 30% Grenache blanc, 10 % blend of collection vines
The grapes are harvested from more then 30 parcels spread on the precocious of Châteauneuf du Pape (Southern & Northern parts)
How do they make it ...
Roussanne fermented and aged in barrels with regular lees steering.
Clairette & grenache blanc fermented at relatively low temperature to preserve minerality
FOOD PAIRING Cheese (goat and sheep), lobster, scallops with truffles
Robert Parker: 92/100
" A richer, more serious proposition, the 2012 Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc is a beauty. Made from 20% Roussanne (aged in barrel), 30% Clairette, 30% Grenache Blanc and the rest other white varieties, it gives up great aromas of quince, almond paste and white currants that are carried by a salty minerality that keeps you coming back to the glass. Medium-bodied, textured and rich, this nicely balanced..."