A round and complex white Châteauneuf-du-Pape coming from a dedicated parcel. Subtle aromas of white flowers and yellow fruit, a long finish with a touch of honey. Much more complex than a simple Côtes du Rhône, this is the ultimate white for amateurs who want to discover a wine that can be rich and fresh at the same time.
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|Wine Characteristics||When & how to drink?|
Alain Jaume & Fils
Dry white wine
from now to 2020
1 hour before serving
White meat in sauce
Sand and clay
Organic - Certified
6 months in stainless steel vats
|What experts say|
90/100 "Their Châteauneuf du Pape Le Miocène Blanc is their classic cuvée and is 60% Clairette and 40% Roussanne, all from the Cabrières lieu-dit, and I believe raised mostly in stainless steel. It's fresh, crisp and classy, with medium-bodied notes of spiced apples, citrus blossom and honeysuckle. Drink this elegant, beautifully pure white over the coming 2-3 years." (previous vintage)
16/20 "60% Clairette, 40% Roussanne. Sour quince-like aroma but there’s a slight hint of blossom too. Dry, gently textured, rather slight. Bitter-almond finish but it’s certainly fresh. (JH)" (previous vintage)
91/100 "Stylish, with a caressing brioche hint that gently underscores the core of creamed yellow apple, white peach and almond flavors. The long finish lets the fruit play out, featuring a stony echo for spine. Drink now." (previous vintage)
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