2013 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc, Domaine du Clos des Papes

The prevalence of more Clairette, Picpoul and Bourboulenc than usual gives the 2013 blanc lifted aromatics, with notes of just-picked oranges, apricots, fresh flowers and a spicy character that lingers on the palate. With a generous, fruity finish, this is a wine to be enjoyed within a couple of years for purity of disposition, or that can be kept for longer to allow development of a more spicy, mineral character.

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WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Southern Rhône, Rhône, France
  • Maturity
    Mature 2015 - 2019
  • Colour
    White
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
2013 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc, Domaine du Clos des Papes
Domaine du Clos des Papes

Three generations of the Avril family, all named Paul, have worked the land since 1896. Paul Vincent Avril, who runs the estate today, trained at top places such as Chateau Mouton Rothschild before returning to Clos des Papes. He’s known for particular methods, like low yields, no new oak and no filtering, all which contribute to his wine’s complexity. Their cellar is almost a cathedral to fine wine in its grandeur, and befitting of the legendary wines the Avrils continue to produce.

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