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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...

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Made from 100% Grenache Blanc, the special cuvee 2016 Chateauneuf-du-Pape Blanc Clos du Belvedere 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.

Product Description:

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

Product Detail

Item # 114810
Country France
Region Rhone
Sub-Region Chateauneuf du Pape
Ratings

93 - Jeb Dunnuck - jebdunnuck.com

Vintage 2016
Color White
ABV 13.5%
Varietal(s) Grenache Blanc
Size 750mL
Closure Cork
Features
Taste honey, citrus, pear, banana and peach
Nose honey, slate, almond and citrus