2017 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc, Clos des Papes, Paul Avril

There’s immediately a sense of energy and texture here, with notes of anise and thyme, as well as pure apple fruit and a tang of salt on the finish. It’s so moreish already, but will be spectacular in a decade or two, we assure you.

Pricing
Bottle
In stock
£53.68
Case, 6 Bottles
In stock
£322.08

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Southern Rhône, Rhône, France
  • Maturity
    Ready 2019 - 2034
  • Colour
    White
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
2017 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc, Clos des Papes, Paul Avril
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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