Châteauneuf du Pape, Blanc, Clos des Papes
Paul Avril

Châteauneuf du Pape, Blanc, Clos des Papes


Destination

vintage

portfolio
Portfolio
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2018
75cl
DP
£62.21

En primeur
En Primeur
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2019
6x75cl
EP
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Paul Avril, Châteauneuf du Pape, Blanc, Clos des Papes

2018
2019

Tasting Notes


ABV:
14 %

Notes

Full ripe, juicy fruit notes of stone fruit, white peach and lime. Open-knit, fleshy but with a nice freshness and vitality running gently through it. A typical white Clos des Papes blend usually comprises 20% each of Grenache Blanc, Bourboulenc, Clairette, Roussanne and Picpoul. The balance of this blend, though, is weighted a little bit away from Grenache blanc as it suffered with Coulure more than the other varieties. As ever the blend is fermented and aged in steel tank before bottling in late spring after the vintage.


specifications

country:
France

region:
Rhone


Producer:
Paul Avril

style:


Allergen Information:
This product may contain sulphites. Full allergen information is available upon request, please call our Customer Relations Team on +44 (0)20 7484 6430.


Paul Avril

Paul Avril

Forward-thinking Burgundy fanatic Vincent Avril has turned Clos des Papes into one of the most highly regarded estates in the appellation. Encompassing 35ha of vines spread accross 24 different parcels, making wine here is not without its complications! Vincent achieves such high standards thanks to a meticulous approach to making wine, adopting practices including severe pruning, de budding, organic viticulture, severe harvest selections, and gentle winemaking. Vincent puts all of his energies in making just the one red cuvee, the result is a beautifully balanced, very intense but not at all heavy Chateauneuf du Pape of the highest quality. Grapes are harvested when ripe at tiny average yields, rarely more than 25hl/ha, and upon reception into the gravity-orientated winery are lightly crushed before a 3 week maceration and fermentation. The wines are then reared for 12 months in 50hl oak foudres. The final blend usually comprises 65% Grenache 20% Mourvedre and 10% Syrah with the remainder made up of the less known varieties of Chateauneuf.

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