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2022 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc “Clos la Roquète”

Frédéric & Daniel Brunier
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White wines from Châteauneuf-du-Pape don’t have much of a reputation as a summer wine. I’ve never seen anyone with a bottle at the beach, or dropping ice cubes into a glass on a sunny terrace. It’s true they can often be quite rich, needing something equally rich and hearty for accompaniment. Thankfully, there are exceptions to every rule, and this is one. Roquète has a creamy, toasty side, balanced out with loads of citrus, minerality, and its signature anise-seed finish. That means you can really go glass after glass, be it beach, terrace (hold the ice cubes, though), sunshine, wherever . . . and you’ll always find yourself reaching for more.

Chris Santini

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Technical Information
Wine Type: white
Vintage: 2022
Bottle Size: 750mL
Blend: 35% Clairette, 35% Roussanne, 30% Grenache Blanc
Appellation: Châteauneuf-du-Pape
Country: France
Region: Southern Rhône
Producer: Famille Brunier
Winemaker: Frédéric & Daniel Brunier
Vineyard: Planted in 1987, 3 ha
Soil: Sand on red clay and galets roulés
Aging: Wine ages in cuve and in barrel for 8 months before bottling
Farming: Lutte Raisonnée
Alcohol: 13.5%

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For the wines that I buy I insist that the winemaker leave them whole, intact. I go into the cellars now and select specific barrels or cuvées, and I request that they be bottled without stripping them with filters or other devices. This means that many of our wines will arrive with a smudge of sediment and will throw a more important deposit as time goes by, It also means the wine will taste better.

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