Cuvée Papale, Châteauneuf du Pape 2016, Rhone, France
Tasting Note: If you enjoy robust, Rhone white wines, this Châteauneuf du Pape will be a welcome treat.
Pale-intensity lemon in color, this wine has an aromatic, medium-plus-intensity nose of green apple, bosc pear, white peach stonefruit, lime zest and blossom with hints of pineapple.
On the palate the dry, full-bodied Châteauneuf du Pape has medium-plus-intensity, orchard-fruit flavors suggested on the nose with a touch of oak supported by medium acidity and completing with a floral, medium-plus finish.
Notes of complexity dance along the midpalate.
A perfect winter white wine.
Bottle Note: 70% Grenache Blanc, 30% Roussanne.
Importer: Free Run LLC, Seattle, Washington
Tasting Date: January 19, 2022