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Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc Clos du Belvédère

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Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc Clos du Belvédère Bottle
Appellation
Châteauneuf-du-Pape
Variety
Grenache Blanc
Age of Vines
45
Farming
Sustainable
Soil
Red clay limestone, galets
Altitude
110 meters
Fermentation
Hand harvested, whole cluster pressing, fermented in tank
Aging
8 months in 228L French oak barrels (25% new)

Overview

On a plateau affording a splendid view of the village and medieval castle of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Clos du Belvédère – a parcel of 40 year old Grenache Blanc on a gravelly red clay terroir underpinned with calcareous limestone soils – gets its name for both the view and the rather ticky-tacky wall of cinder blocks Laurent’s grandfather erected to to protect this exposed site from the mistral in winter. A deeply mineral and vertical wine, Clos du Belvédère is unique in its reliance entirely on Grenache Blanc, a workhorse variety that is widely planted in the south but rarely reaches this level of refinement. Fermented in tanks and aged in 228L French oak barrels, Clos Belvedere proves that Grenache Blanc, when planted in the right spot can make profound wines.

Ratings & Reviews

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2019 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc Clos du Belvédère

Source: JD

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2018 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc Clos du Belvédère

Source: JD

92

2018 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc Clos du Belvédère

Source: WA

95

2018 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc Clos du Belvédère

Source: WS

94

2017 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc Clos du Belvédère

Source: WS

93

2016 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc Clos du Belvédère

Source: JD

93

2016 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc Clos du Belvédère

Source: WA

94

2016 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc Clos du Belvédère

Source: WS

96

2015 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc Clos du Belvédère

Source: WA

Rhône, France
  • Location
    Rhône, France
  • Appellation
    Châteauneuf-du-Pape
  • Proprietor
    Famille Brechet
  • Winemaker
    Laurent Brechet
  • Size / Elevation
    70 hectares / 85-110 meters
  • Portfolio
    Eric Solomon Selections

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