2016 Vaudieu Chateauneuf Du Pape Vieilles RoussaneRoussanne from France
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Laurent’s oldest parcel of Roussanne is located on a distinctly unique soil – a grey limestone clay with inclusions of flint. This tiny, low yielding plot used to go in its en...
- 95 Jeb Dunnuck - jebdunnuck.com
95 Jeb Dunnuck - jebdunnuck.com
The 2016 Chateauneuf-du-Pape Blanc Les Vieilles Roussannes is a blockbuster made from a single parcel of old Roussanne vines. It was raised all in new oak, yet aside from a slight smokiness, you wouldn't know it. Possessing a unique bouquet of buttered peach, pineapple, wood smoke and hints of meatiness, it deep, rich and unctuous on the palate, with fabulous mid-palate density that never seems over the top. With moderate acidity, I would opt for drinking over the coming 2-3 years, or after a decade.
Laurent’s oldest parcel of Roussanne is located on a distinctly unique soil – a grey limestone clay with inclusions of flint. This tiny, low yielding plot used to go in its entirety into the Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc, but Laurent suspected that it could be a unique expression of this odd terroir. So in 2015 he began segregating a small amount of fruit from this parcel to be elaborated as a limited cuvée of 600 bottles. After pressing Laurent selects a portion of the juice to ferment in a couple of new 228L French oak barrels. The wine ages in the same barrels for 9 months before bottling. - Importer
|Sub-Region||Chateauneuf du Pape|
95 - Jeb Dunnuck - jebdunnuck.com
|Taste||herbal tea , wild flower , almond , apple , pear and crisp acid|
|Nose||herb , tea , wild flower and apple|