Châteauneuf-du-Pape Domaine de la Presidente white 2014
We tasted the red version have not Tasted this white. But we trust the palate of the famous Britsih taster and writer, a long-time friend of many a taster in Hong Kong, who writes in Drink Rhone, 'Châteauneuf-du-Pape Domaine de la Presidente white 2014 gives bright yellow robe. There are salty touches in the bouquet, so it presents an alert start. The backdrop is white-fruited, greengage, pear with peach. The palate starts on a vanilla flavour, holds an elegant richness that travels well into a clear, suave finale. I enjoy its sense of freedom, and the fact that it finishes on the up. 13.5°. 14,000 b. €25.10. 50% Gren bl, 20% Rouss, 20% Clair, 10% Bourb. 10% new oak (down from 30%). Bottled July 2015. 2023-25 Oct 2015. "
The specifics are: Châteauneuf-du-Pape Domaine de la Presidente white makes from 50-60% Grenache Blanc (early 1970s), 20-25% Clairette, 15-20% Roussanne, 5-10% Bourboulenc (mid-1990s), crop arrives at cellars at 6°C, destemmed, pre-fermentation cool maceration of 2 days (Grenache Blanc), 3 days (Bourboulenc, Clairette), 4 days (Roussanne), steel vat fermented at 12-18°C, at 1060 specific gravity transferred to 228-litre oak casks, raised 10-30% new, 70-90% 1-2 year 228-litre oak casks 10 months, lees stirred for 5 months, malo blocked, called Grands Classiques until the early 2010s, 8-14,000 b
We believe you will like this wine if you appreciate the power and structure of the Rhone whites.