Châteauneuf du Pape

Château de la Gardine Blanc (2018)

Product Information

Country: France

Area: Vallee du Rhone / Chateauneuf du Pape

Wine style: White

Varietal: Roussanne, Grenache blanc, Bourboulenc, Clairette

Style: Dry

Alc(%): 14

Grade: A.O.C.- Chateauneuf du Pape

Producer: Chateau de la Gardine

Serving Temperature(℃): 10

Size: 750ml

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Description

Tasting notes On the nose, the wine expresses some fine and lively aromas of citrus, thyme and verbena, as well as some delicately spiced notes of liquorice and fennel. On the palate, it is deliciously crisp, round and aromatic with a crisp finish.

Food Matching Baked monkfish with saffron sauce, seafood blanquette, Sauteed sole fish with lemon butter sauc; Stuffed squid, Chicken in cream sauce, Hard goat's cheese.

Grape variety 50% Roussanne, 20% Clairette, 20% Grenache Blanc, 10% Bourboulenc 

Terroir/Vinification

Soil The white vines are mostly on Urgonian limestones located on the Western side of the estate. This provides wines with excellent minerality.

Vinification Harvest Early (usually before September 15th) to preserve maximum freshness, except for the late ripening Clairette. 100% hand harvest into small baskets with thorough sorting of the grapes. The grapes are gently pressed in a pneumatic press right after the harvest. After cold settling, around 70% of the grapes ferment in stainless steel tanks at 15 to 18°C, the rest in 225 litres barrels. There is no malolactic fermentation and the wine is slightly filtered before bottling.

Ageing The wine ages for 6 months in new oak barrels and vats.

Acidity 2.79
PH 3.61
Residual sugar <1.5