Domaine du Vieux Lazaret White 2020

The white Châteauneuf-du-Pape is not as famous as the red, but it's a must-discover, full of subtlety and elegance perfectly suited to white meats, mushroom dishes or simply good goat cheese. The aromas of our Domaine du Vieux Lazaret make it a suitable Châteauneuf-du-Pape to discover the Appellation in white which will delight connoisseurs of this rare product.

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The wine
Our Domaine du Vieux Lazaret is one of the main estate of the appelation and one of the oldest, dating from 1748. The domaine covers around 100 ha, spread over the 3 typical terroirs. All 13 grape varieties are cultivated on our lands.
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Location
Our plots are spread over several terroirs, around the village. This allows us balanced wines with all finesse.
Terroir
Clay soils formed from the decomposition of the limestone mother rock and soils of a sandy texture.
In the vineyard
10% of our domaine are planted in white grape varieties with the majority of Clairette and Grenache.
Harvest start date
October 2020 - unlike many of our colleagues, we finish the harvest with white grape varieties.
Vinification
Pneumatic pressing, static cold settling, matured on lees for 4 months. No MLF. Vinification in concrete vats producing a very good thermal inertia.
Ageing
The Roussanne is vinified and matured in barrel before final blending. Bottling is done in February of the year following the harvest, before aging in the bottle.
Varietals
Bourboulenc
Clairette
Grenache blanc
Roussanne
Specifications
Age of vines: 35 to 50 years old
Alcohol content: 14 ABV

Advice

Ageing potential
5 to 10 years
Tasting notes
It is a long wine on the palate, full and fat, highlighting white flowers, peach and lemon on its youth. The years will give it apricot, honey and almond aromas and will confirm its minerality.
Visual appearance
Pale yellow, limpid and brilliant.
At the nose
White flowers, peach and lemon aromas.
On the palate
Outstandingly long finish, full and fleshy.
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Food and wine pairings
Puff-pastries, white meats, goat cheese, fish and sea food.
Recipes