Duclaux White 2019

A powerful and captivating White Châteauneuf-du-Pape, vinified in barrels.

Story

The wine
The Domaine Duclaux, as a historic domaine of the appellation, produces wines in the tradition of traditional Châteauneuf-du-Pape : powerful, elegant and structured.
In order to maximize the potential of our terroirs for our white cuvée, we choose to proceed with winemaking in wood. This method, relatively atypical in our region, makes our Duclaux White a wine quite different from its counterparts.
Terroir
Soils mainly made up of river sand and rolled pebbles. Terroirs containing alluvial soils, sand and stones in the lower vineyards and clay-limestone soil on the slopes.
Vinification
Total pressing of the harvest, static settling at 12°C, vinification on fine lees in Burgundy barrels with stirring for 8 to 10 months.
Fermentation and aging are in barrels. The juice therefore spends its entire life in wood, from the end of pressing (the day of harvest) until the moment of final assembly and bottling.
Varietals
Grenache blanc
Specifications
Alcohol content: 14 ABV

Advice

Serving
This elegant white can easily be tasted at room temperature (correct), at 12-18°C. If you consume it in its youth, you can slightly refresh it, at 8-10°C. It may be good to decant it.
Ageing potential
5 years, 5 to 10 years, 10 to 15 years, Over 15 years
Tasting notes
In its youth : pale yellow and brilliant. Concentrated tropical fruit bouquet with hints of oak. Great aromatic fullness and liveliness on the palate, well balanced with an excellent persistence. This wine has very good aging potential. Its organoleptic qualities will therefore evolve towards these old white Châteauneuf-du-Pape through various taste palettes depending on its age. First, hazelnut, almond, then more roasted or even roasted… then in his old age, it will reach petroleum notes. Old white Châteauneuf-du-Pape lovers : this wine is made for you.
Food and wine pairings
Aperitif, cheeses (goat cheese and roquefort), poultry with mushrooms.
Recipes

Reviews

94/100
"- 1st place -
The aroma of ripe, fresh Mirabelle plums
is pure on the nose. On the palate the
nutty touch of oak emerges and adds
weight to the lovely, ripe fruit. The palate
is slender, bright and fresh and comes
with lovely resonance and balance.
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