Domaine Isabel Ferrando Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc 2021

Domaine Isabel Ferrando Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc 2021

97 POINTS: Decanter
94 POINTS: Nicolas Greinacher, Vinous
94 POINTS: Jeb Dunnuck
93 POINTS: Wine Spectator

60-85% Clairette Blanche & Clairette Rose, 15-40% Roussanne from Les Serres (vineyard planted 1940s-1950s). 75% 550-litre, 25% 228-litre oak cask fermented at 18°C, raised 33% each new, 1-2 year oak 228-litre and 550-litre casks 5 months
Organic wine

The St Préfert Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc is a year in, year out outstanding white that does everything right. Made from 60% Clairette and 40% Roussanne all from the Les Serres lieu-dit in the southern portion of the appellation, it always offers lively, racy notes of lemon, spice melon, honeysuckle and mint to go with a medium-bodied, beautifully textured style on the palate.

"The classic white here is always worth checking out, and the 2021 Châteauneuf Du Pape Blanc shines on all accounts. Honeyed white flowers, stone fruits, orange blossom, and a touch of spice all emerge on the nose, and it's medium to full-bodied, has a pure, elegant mouthfeel, and a great finish. It has the vintage's fresher, pure style yet doesn't lack for fruit or texture."
 — 94 Points, Jeb Dunnuck

"The 2021 Chateauneuf-du-Pape Blanc holds a tight lead over the 2020 and 2022. The 2021 Blanc bursts with delightful aromas of honeysuckle, yellow apple, lemon and lime zest, white peach, melon and a pinch of pineapple. It is full-bodied, pure and precise, balanced by lively acidity and ending distinctively sapid."
— Vinous

"Discrete reductive note brings a flinty edge to the florals. Disarmingly lovely on the palate. Very well balanced, with all the beauty of Clairette - the florals, the freshness, the acidity, the silkiness. Fermented in glass spheres and old foudres."
 — 97 Points, Decanter

"Shows great harmony to the ripe green plum, star fruit and honey, upheld by succulent, mouthwatering acidity and highlighted by salted butter, brioche and cardamom. Reveals acacia floral notes that echo throughout the concentrated, smooth finish. Clairette and Roussanne."
 — 93 Points, Wine Spectator

ABV: 13.5%

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