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PAUL AVRIL

Clos des Papes Blanc, Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2009

Rhône Valley
Size: Bottle

A fat, textured, voluptuous beauty from an iconic producer in Southern Rhone.

$375

Tasting Notes

"A vintage that's singing today for most Southern Rhone whites, the 2009 Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc is a fat, textured, voluptuous beauty that gives up full-bodied aromas and flavors of poached pears, honey, white flower and white peaches. Showing the warmer nature of the vintage in its fleshy, rich style, I like it now but it will age beautifully on its concentration." Wine Advocate 94pts
WA
94
WS
95
ST
92
JR
17
Country
France
Style
White
Grape
Grenache Blanc, Roussanne, Clairette, Bourboulenc, Picpoul
Region
Rhône Valley
Vintage
2009
Appellation
Chateauneuf-du-Pape
Producer
PAUL AVRIL
bottle size
Bottle
Classification
None
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PAUL AVRIL

A father-and-son team, Paul and Vincent Avril run the firm and are already established as one of the very finest wine making-partnerships in the southern Rhône. The domaine's situation is not helped by having plots of vines scattered throughout the area, but this does mean that they can spread the length of harvesting over a longer period of time and get the very best from each of their sites. The red blend, though this will vary annually depending on conditions, is predominantly Grenache (65%) with the remaining being made up of Mourvèdre, Syrah and a tiny amount of Counoise, while the whites are a mix of Grenache Blanc, Roussanne, Clairette, Bourboulenc and Picpoul. Both Chateaunuef-du-Pape ages wonderfully well and are revered in the wine world.  

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