Although Châteauneuf du Pape wines are well-known today, in particular for their great red wines (95% of the appellation) mainly from Grenache Noir varieties, connoisseurs will recognise in the white wines all the signs of a great 'terroir'. Two limestone plots at the Terroirs du Clos are kept for a wine whose uniqueness has no equal with regard to its delicacy, which will seduce palates that are seeking freshness and minerality.
This wine provides a masterclass in how to bring three historic varieties together with a subtlety and grace which belies the warmth of the wine’s origins. The wine is generous without clumsiness and delicate yet ripe acidity and faintly bitter.
25% Grenache Blanc, 25% Clairette, 25% Roussanne, 25% Bourboulenc
golden yellow with glints of green
he nose expresses the specificity of this wine, with aromas of white fruit (apple, pear), orange blossom, aniseed and lemon and woody undertones
The palate has much presence, is very fruity, with finesse, breadth and sweetness, but retaining a good balance of freshness.
Ideal with fish, crayfish, pike 'quenelles' with with 'Nantua' sauce, spicy dishes, etc.