Domaine Saint Prefert Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc 2020
|France, Rhone, Chateauneuf-du-Pape
|Domaine Saint Prefert
A blend of 60% Clairette and 40% Roussanne from the Serres lieu-dit with galets stones, gravel, and blue clay. Aged for six months in large oak barrels, one third of which is new, one third is one year-old barrels, and the last third is two year-old barrels. The wine is not racked during the six months. Clairette gives a lot of freshness. If you’re patient, this wine shows beautifully after five to ten years.
Lots of stone fruits, tangerine, white flowers, and honeyed mineral notes emerge from the 2020 Châteauneuf Du Pape Blanc, a beautifully balanced, medium-bodied, seamless white that has bright acidity and a great finish. It's another terrific white from this team that readers will love to drink over the coming 3-5 years or so. This is a 60/40 split of Clairette and Roussanne, aged all in demi-muids.
A blend of 60% Clairette and 40% Roussanne, the 2020 Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc features subtle cedar and vanilla shadings set against a backdrop of ripe white peaches, Anjou pear and mixed citrus. It's medium to full-bodied, silky and even a bit broad across the mid palate, then fresh, citrusy and zesty on the long finish. Tasted twice (once blind), with consistent notes.