2017 Chateau de Beaucastel Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc Roussanne Vieilles Vignes

$174.95
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JD96-99WA92-94

Produced from 10 to 50-year old "youngster" vines, the pairing possibilities are almost endless for this truly grand white. If you require the very best in California Chardonnay and White Burgundy, this wine also needs to be in your cellar repertoire. It's a game-changer, the kind of nectar The Wine Spectator called "A gorgeously rendered hedonists' delight, with creamed melon, peach, apricot and quince flavors that glide along, supported by subtle ginger, hazelnut and piecrust notes. The long, lush finish has fruit for days." 

A leader in the Châteauneuf-du-Pape appellation for over a hundred years, Château de Beaucastel is easily one of the ten most treasured wineries in France. The Perrin family has shepherded their 110 acres of vines in the north of the appellation towards greatness since 1909, and have farmed organically since the 1960s. Their ancient Roussanne vines are an enviable asset that they exploit perfectly, and their Mourvèdre-heavy red Châteauneuf ages better than almost anything in the zone.

Varietal:
White Blend
Vintage:
2017
Country of Origin:
France
Appellation:
Rhone Valley
Sub-Appellation:
Chateauneuf-du-Pape
Score Wine Spectator:
94
Score Vinous:
93
SKU #:
1039235
JD96-99

Jeb Dunnuck

Last of the whites, huge notes of buttered citrus, exotic flowers, pineapple, honeysuckle, and almond notes all emerge from the 2017 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Roussanne Vieilles Vignes, a rich, yet fresh, elegant, vibrant barrel sample that does everything right. You can't find a wine like this anywhere else in the world, and it’s consistently one of the world’s great white wines.