AOP Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cellier des Princes white

AOP Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cellier des Princes white

Less than 5000 bottles per year, this white Châteauneuf du Pape is a hidden gem.

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Terroir
Clay and silicious covered with rounded pebbles
Grape varieties
Grenache Blanc 60%, Roussane 30%, Clairette 10%.
Winemaking
Destalking, maceration of grape skin for 6 hours, pressing. Fermentation at low temperature 14 to 16° C in stainless tanks. Weekly stirring of the lees to add roundness and some fatness.
Ageing
100% has been aged on lees in oak barrel for 6 months.
Tasting notes
This wine has a clear and brilliant gold colour . Winemaking at low temperature provides this wine with very subtle and delicate aromas. This highlights aromas of honeywax, stone fruits such as peach or plum, and white flowers like acacia or hawthorn. In the mouth, the balance between alcohol and acidity is perfect.
Tasting advices
To enjoy now or can be kept 3-4 years. Serve at 12°-14°C
Food pairings
This is a very elegant and delicate wine that perfectly matches both shellfish or fish, chicken in cream, and goat cheeses.
picto-recommandation
Awards

Vintage 2021 : 91 pts Wine Advocate, Robert Parker // 15.5 Jancis Robinson
Vintage 2020 : 91 Pts Parker
Vintage 2019 : Gold Medal Gilbert & Gaillard
Vintage 2018 : 91 Parker // 90 Pts Wine Enthuasiast // Gold Medal Gilbert & Gaillard
Vintage 2017 : 90 Vinous
Vintage 2016 : 91 Parker (Wine Advocate) // Gold Vinsobres