Let's dive into an olfactory and gustatory journey with the radiant 2021 Châteuneuf du Pape Blanc Clos des Papes, whose bright golden yellow with silver nuances culminates in the colour palette.
This strong-willed white wine exudes an aromatic experience reminiscent of pear, apple and lemon zest, snuggling up spiritedly with components of hawthorn, liquorice and fennel. The distinct minerality and notes of oyster shell and dried pastry are surrounded by a hint of iodine sea breeze.
On the palate, it also unfolds powerfully and lets you feel an expressive spiciness and saltiness that blithely combines with the juicy yellow fruit and fresh acidity. Mango and lemon notes rise powerfully and at the same time refreshingly, making this white wine an unforgettable culinary experience that lifts its versatile facets to a higher level with the necessary maturity.
It is a Châteuneuf du Pape Blanc that truly turns out to be the master of harmony with intense sauces and spice diversity. Let it breathe before enjoying it, preferably in a bulbous glass and at a moderate temperature.
Still looking for the right accompaniment? Here are some suggestions that can perfectly complement this white wine: a creamy chicory casserole garnished with oranges and lemon balm, a delicate soup of crustaceans prepared with lemongrass and fennel, or a grilled red mullet finished with anchovy butter, black olives and artichoke ragout.
Clos des Papes
Clos des Papes, Avenue Pierre de Luxembourg 13, 84230 Châteauneuf-du-Pape / France