2016 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc, Domaine du Clos des Papes

No oak is used in fermentation or élevage to maintain freshness, and all complexity here is just from the grapes. There’s ripe apple and pear, herbal notes and aniseed too. The finish is long and pure, with ginger spice developing. There’s lovely tension - it will bring joy over many years.

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Bottle
In stock
£49.48
Case, 6 Bottles
In stock
£296.88
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2 available
£49.48
Bottle
From a client
6 available
£71.08

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Southern Rhône, Rhône, France
  • Maturity
    Ready 2018 - 2036
  • Colour
    White
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
2016 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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