• Clos Saint Jean Chateauneuf-du-Pape Blanc 2015 94

    Clos Saint Jean Chateauneuf-du-Pape Blanc 2015

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    94pts Wine Spectator

    Clos Saint Jean is a 41 hectare estate in Chateauneuf-du-Pape run by brothers Vincent and Pascal Maurel. Considered by many critics as the preeminent estate espousing the modern style of viniculture in Chateauneuf, the estate is one of the oldest in the region. The vineyards of Clos Saint Jean are primarily located in the region of Chateauneuf known as La Crau. This plateau is the most iconic of the many terroirs of Chateauneuf-du-Pape – iron-rich red clays topped with pebbles.

    Wine Spectator:  "Distinctive, with a bright yellow apple note leading the way, backed by lots of verbena, chamomile and honeysuckle notes before a creamy melon edge drapes the finish. Shows lovely range. Drink now through 2018. 100 cases imported." Oct 2016

    Winery:"In a 41 hectare estate, there is only 1 hectare of white varieties: Grenache Blanc, Clairette and Roussanne in roughly equal proportions. The Grenache and Clairette is pressed directly into tank upon reaching the cellar where it is fermented and aged on its lees. The Roussanne is harvested in several passes and pressed into French oak for fermentation and aging."

    Bottle
    750ml, cork
    Varietal Grenache Blanc, Clairette and Roussanne
    Aging 6 months in tank
    Region Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Rhone, France