Duclaux blanc

The Duclaux Family is one of the oldest in Châteauneuf-du-Pape. This family built up its domain through the centuries and was one of the first founder members of the appellation association in 1904 .
The Quiot and Duclaux families built up bonds and family connections over the years. Domaine Duclaux is made up of old vines of which some are more then 120 years old and were replanted after phyl-loxera, around 1880.

Story

Terroir
Soils mainly made up of river sand androlled pebbles. Terroirs containing alluvial soils, sand and stones in the lower vineyards and clay-limestone soil on the slopes
Vinification
The entire harvest is pressed and undergoes static settling at 12°C. Fermented on fine lees in Burgundy barrels, with stirring, for8 to 10 months.
Varietals
Grenache blanc

Advice

Tasting notes
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.
Food pairings
Carafe and serve at 8-10°C in large glasses. Aperitif, cheeses( Goat'scheese and Roquefort), chiken and Mushrooms.
Recipes

Reviews

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"VINTAGE 2016 - GOLD MEDAL - MEDAILLE D'OR" [+]
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"VINTAGE 2015 - Yellow robe, Licorice, kiwi fruit, green olives show on the nose, with some oaking. The palate is threaded with oak, and a result has a squeezy gras presence, a white fruit jam style. The finish is on honey, a little sweetness, toffee. I find the oak coats its texture a little too mucj. Table wine, with sauced dishes. " [+]
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SILVER/ARGENT
"VINTAGE 2015 - SILVER MEDAL - MEDAILLE D'ARGENT" [+]
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BRONZE
"VINTAGE 2015 - BRONZE MEDAL - MEDAILLE DE BRONZE" [+]
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SILVER MEDAL - 91 points
"Vintage 2013" [+]
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DOUBLE GOLD MEDAL
"Vintage 2013" [+]
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"Vintage 2013 - 90-91 POINTS
The nose is fruity and offers a small richness and a small power. It reveals notes of quince, small yellow fruits and small notes of crushed pears, quenette associated with slight touches of crushed physalis, toasted/vanilla as well as very discreet hints of brugnon and very discreet hint of citrus. The palate is fruity, well-balanced and offers a good definition, a slight mineral frame, juiciness, a good guideline, finesse, fleshiness, a small concentration, suavity as well as a slight tension. On the palate this wine expresses notes of quince, crushed pears and small notes of brugnon, quenette associated with touches of flowers / grove, physalis, racy, minerality as well as discreet hints of citrus and a very discreet hint of beeswas.
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SILVER MEDAL - MEDAILLE D'ARGENT
"UK: Vintage 2011" [+]
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93 (Club 90+)
"vintage 2011: Bright gold. Nose of resin, dried flowers and a touch of pencil lead. Ample, sensual palate which caresses the taste buds with its delicious, generous flavours. Substance reveals an upright, pure character. All-set for celllaring." [+]
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BRONZE
"Vintage 2011" [+]
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