Domaine Saint Préfert Cuvée Spéciale Vieilles Clairettes 2017 - Magnum
Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc is a rare and special wine, and in the case of this one by cult producer Domaine Saint Préfert, even rarer as they bottled only in magnum. We managed to get our hands on only three of these big boys, so if you are keen - you’d better be quick.
Jeb Dunnuck calls it “a rich, concentrated, yet vibrant and complex style” and we couldn’t agree more. If you are reading this, you likely already know that Châteauneuf-du-Pape whites are on the richer side of the spectrum, famous for their generous palates and layers of flavour. They are also age beautifully, with primary fruit giving way to honeysuckle and and brioche notes. It’s no doubt that this is a special wine, so if you have a special occasion coming up with a very special group of friends... you may want to think about this one.
“I was able to taste two barrels of the 2017 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Clairette Vieilles Vignes, both showing different profiles, one richer and fatter, the other fresher and more focused. Both had classic honeyed citrus and mineral aromas and flavors, some oak to integrate, terrific concentration, and a big finish. It's going to unquestionably be another great vintage for this cuvée, and there are few whites out there that can pull off this rich, concentrated, yet vibrant and complex style so well. Don’t miss it.”
Full price $900.00 from the producer.
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My sister Nicci calls these "puddingstone wines", because the vines are literally grown on soils lightly covering giant boulders roughly translated as "pudding stones". Châteauneuf-du-Pape has a rich history, and the reds (usually grenache-predominant) can be a blend of up to 13 grape varieties, including some cheeky whites to round out the mix. The resultant wines are complex, brooding but usually not giant, and delicious. Especially if you call them puddingstone wines.