Our Chateauneuf du Pape blanc wine ‘’tradition’’ is mainly a blend of 55/20/15/10 Clairette/Roussanne/Bourboulenc/Grenache Blanc.
Full yellow robe; the bouquet is broad, confident, has oaking, with a note of garrigue herbs, petrol, is starting to refine, to have a polished curve on it. It holds well.
The palate bears stylish, always flowing content, with ripe jam flavours, a peach heart with oak-brown sugar surrounds from the raising – the latter control the finish, which is layered, oily, capacious. From 2021.
This has the richness to handle its oaking, and to be a sensuous, striking, very full glass of white, aimed at lobster Thermidor, sauced veal, pork dishes, also a litany of Vieille France regulars such as pieds et paquets and sweetbreads.
There is freshness within a seemingly oxidative presence. 15°. 2038-40