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Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc Les Vieilles Roussanne

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Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc Les Vieilles Roussanne Bottle
Appellation
Châteauneuf-du-Pape
Variety
Roussanne
Age of Vines
50
Farming
Sustainable
Soil
Clay limstone, flint
Altitude
90 meters
Fermentation
Hand harvested, gentle pressing, selection of the musts is made and it settles in a stainless steel tank before racking into new 228L French oak barrels for fermentation
Aging
9 months in new 228L French oak barrels

Overview

Laurent’s oldest parcel of Roussanne is located on a distinctly unique soil  – a grey limestone clay with inclusions of flint. This tiny, low yielding plot used to go in its entirety into the Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc, but Laurent suspected that it could be a unique expression of this odd terroir. So in 2015 he began segregating a small amount of fruit from this parcel to be elaborated as a limited cuvée of 600 bottles. After pressing Laurent selects a portion of the juice to ferment in a couple of new 228L French oak barrels. The wine ages in the same barrels for 9 months before bottling.

Ratings & Reviews

97

2018 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc Les Vieilles Roussanne

Source: JD

94

2017 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc Les Vieilles Roussanne

Source: JD

95

2016 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc Les Vieilles Roussanne

Source: JD

93

2016 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc Les Vieilles Roussanne

Source: WS

97

2015 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc Les Vieilles Roussanne

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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