Chateau de Vaudieu Blanc 2015 - MAGNUM
Blend: GRENACHE BLANC 40% - ROUSSANNE 60%
Production: 11 000 bottles 75 CL –14%
Vinification : this “cuvee” is made from a very specific plot orientation, allowing us to pick the white grapes at their optimum maturity, in the southwest of the domain. The grapes are picked by hand early in the morning to keep the freshness and sorted and small box to limit the crushing. The grapes are gently pressed in a pneumatic press. The musts are selected and sent to stainless steel tanks, thermo-regulated. After cold settling, the Roussanne and a part of the Grenache are filled in barrels for the fermentation.
Aging: aging 8 months in barrels of 228L for Roussanne and Grenache. (35% of total volume in barrels).
Tasting: a pale gold color with silver tints. The nose expresses notes of white flowers,
and toasted brioche. Lively & frank attack followed by a roundness brought by the maturing.
Full and fat in its youth, due to its acidity it can age for 10 years, to drink preferably at 12°C.
Food pairing: as aperitif, this wine will also be delicious with more elaborated dishes like scallops, sea perch, crayfish or seafood.
92/100 Wine Spectator: "Gorgeous, with a creamy edge to the mix of apricot, yellow apple and green melon fruit, offset by racy bitter orange and singed almond threads that add energy to the rather lush finish. A light chalky echo adds a minerally component. Drink now through 2018. 28 cases imported. – JM
93 points Wine Advocate:“One of the top traditional whites out there is easily the 2015 Chateauneuf du
Pape blanc … it has terrific notes of juicy peach, white flowers and citrus blossom as well as medium to full-bodied richness, solid mid-palate depth and a kiss of honeysuckle on the finish. Drink this beautifully pure, balanced white anytime over the coming decade or more”. Jeb Dunnuck (October, 2016)