You might think that this is getting on a bit for a white Chateauneauf but it is a great example of the quality that could be more regularly achieved in the region: a lovely blend of six grape varieties, all of which bring something important to the table. There is a freshness and acidity but with elegance, balanced by ripe fruit and a smokey, earthy minerality.
Please allow 2-3 weeks for delivery of this wine.
2012 was an above average vintage in Rhone
2012 was an excellent vintage in Southern Rhone
Alternatives in Châteauneuf-du-Pape for 2012
2012 Charvin Chateauneuf du Pape: £43
2012 Font de Michelle Chateauneuf du Pape Etienne Gonnet: £45
2012 Domaine de la Charbonniere Mourre des Perdrix: £46
2012 Grand Veneur Chateauneuf du Pape La Fontaine: £56
2012 Vieux Telegraphe Chateauneuf du Pape La Crau (150cl): £97
2012 Isabel Ferrando Chateauneuf-du-Pape Colombis: £99
2012 Chateau de Beaucastel Roussanne Vieilles Vignes : £125
2012 Domaine de la Vieille Julienne Chateauneuf-du-Pape Reserve: £225