2016 Vaudieu Clos Belvedere Chateauneuf Du Pape BlancGrenache Blanc from France
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On a plateau affording a splendid view of the village and medieval castle of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Clos du Belvédère – a parcel of 40 year old Grenache Blanc on a gravelly red c...
- 93 Jeb Dunnuck - jebdunnuck.com
93 Jeb Dunnuck - jebdunnuck.com
Made from 100% Grenache Blanc, the special cuvée 2016 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc Clos du Belvédère is more fresh and lively, with vibrant citrus, lime and salty minerality flowing to a medium-bodied, fresh, beautifully pure white that has high acidity, solid mid-palate density, and a clean finish. It's going to be even better this time next year.
On a plateau affording a splendid view of the village and medieval castle of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Clos du Belvédère – a parcel of 40 year old Grenache Blanc on a gravelly red clay terroir underpinned with calcareous limestone soils – gets its name for both the view and the rather ticky-tacky wall of cinder blocks Laurent’s grandfather erected to to protect this exposed site from the mistral in winter. A deeply mineral and vertical wine, Clos du Belvédère is unique in its reliance entirely on Grenache Blanc, a workhorse variety that is widely planted in the south but rarely reaches this level of refinement. Fermented in tanks and aged in 228L French oak barrels, Clos Belvedere proves that Grenache Blanc, when planted in the right spot can make profound wines. - Importer