2016 Domaine du Pegau Chateauneuf du Pape blanc Cuvee A Tempo

139.99

Wine Advocate: 97/100
Jeb Dunnuck: 96/100
Vinous: 96/100

” I’d have absolutely no problem lining up this remarkable wine alongside a group of high-end Grand Cru white Burgundies from that region’s biggest names.”

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Beschrijving

Professional reviews:

Wine Advocate: “One of the best white Châteauneufs I’ve tasted—outdoing its fine performance last year prior to bottling—the 2016 Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc Cuvee A Tempo is equal parts Clairette, Grenache Blanc and Roussanne, vinified and aged in a combination of barrique, concrete egg and stainless steel. Full-bodied, rich and lush, it shows honeyed bergamot and pineapple fruit balanced by clean citrus and anise notes. Bravo! ” 97/100 pts

Jeb Dunnuck: “Deeper and richer than the classic cuvée, the 2016 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée A Tempo Blanc is a tiny production, luxury cuvée based on Clairette, Grenache Blanc and Roussanne. Exotic notes of candied lemons, lime, honeysuckle, chamomile, and exotic flowers give way to a medium-bodied, vibrant, racy white that has an incredible sense of tension and vibrancy. It picks up more and more minerality with time in the glass, is beautifully balanced, and is a singular wine from the estate.” 96/100 pts

Vinous: “Transparent yellow-gold. An impressively complex, mineral-accented bouquet displays aromas of ripe citrus and orchard fruits, nori, buttered toast and jasmine, and a hint of anise sneaks in as the wine opens up. At once deep and lithe on the palate, offering vibrant Meyer lemon, pear, gingerbread and fennel flavors braced by a spine of juicy acidity. Displays superb tension and thrust on a mineral- and floral-driven finish that refuses to let up. I’d have absolutely no problem lining up this remarkable wine alongside a group of high-end Grand Cru white Burgundies from that region’s biggest names.” 96/100 pts

Decanter: “Fermented and aged in a combination of old barriques, concrete and stainless steel. The rich, expressive and detailed nose has notes of fennel and pear” 94/100 pts

Extra informatie

Gebied

Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Frankrijk, Rhone

Jaargang

2016

Producent

Pegau

Kleur

Wit