Clos du Mont-Olivet Châteauneuf du Pape Blanc 2016
As autumn is drawing to a close and the wine presses have been washed and put away, the first wines tasted before being blended confirm what had been sensed: 2016 is going to be a fabulous vintage! And if some compare it to the magnificent 2010, some others do not hesitate to go as far as the famous star-vintage 1990... Either way, the evidence that we are witnessing the making of a great vintage is clear. The Châteauneuf-du-Pape whites are fine and full-bodied. They reveal an optimum ripeness and at the same time, thanks to a naturally low pH, a beautiful freshness. The Grenache grape expresses aromas of white and yellow fruit (peach, pear, quince) and white flowers. The Roussane grape is very expressive and reveals scents of exotic fruit, peach and apricot. Thanks to a beautiful autumn, the Clairette and Bourboulenc grapes, both late varietals, were picked at full ripeness, thus contributing to the final blending by their elegant notes.
|Region||France, Rhone, Chateauneuf-du-Pape|
|Brand||Clos du Mont-Olivet|
Wine SpectatorLovely fennel, green almond, green apple and white peach flavors stream through here, with a light ripple of quinine on the lively finish. Drink now through 2022. 800 cases made.