Vieux Telegraphe Chateauneuf Du Pape Blanc 2021
40 % Clairette, 25 % Grenache Blanc, 25% Roussane and 10% Bourboulenc
97 Points Jeb Dunnuck : The 2021 Châteauneuf Du Pape Blanc might be one of the best examples of this white that’ I’ve tasted. Incredible pear, white flowers, salty minerality, and hints of ripe citrus define the bouquet, and it’s medium to full-bodied on the palate, has remarkable purity, flawless balance, and a great finish. A blend of Clairette, Roussanne, Grenache Blanc, and Bourboulenc that’s brought up mostly in foudre (there’s a small part in demi-muids and barrel), it deserves 2-3 years in the cellar and will have two decades or more of overall longevity.
Variety - Clairette, Roussanne, Grenache Blanc, Bourboulenc
Country - France
Region - Southern Rhone
Sub Region - Chateauneuf Du Pape
Extra - Cork
Year - 2021
Volume - 750ml
At the end of the Second World War, Henri, the second thus named and the fourth generation, had the formidable task of reviving the estate and shaping its destiny. Not content with enlarging the Domaine to a single expanse of 136 acres, he gave this classic Châteauneuf-du-Pape wine its full dimension, creating a “Vieux Télégraphe” style and positioning it on all the world’s leading markets. Since the early 1980s his two sons, Frédéric and Daniel, have been tending to the family concern.They now farm 247 acres in the Châteauneuf-du-Pape AOC area, and 49,5 acres of IGP Vaucluse and AOC Ventoux vines. Domaine Les Pallières must also be listed: acquired in 1998 in partnership with family friend Kermit Lynch, this single-plot 309-acre estate in Gigondas has 62 acres of vines.