"The 2017 Chateauneuf du Pape la Bernardine Blanc is 80% Grenache Blanc and 20% Clairette, fermented and matured in stainless steel. Boasting hints of tangerine and lime on the nose, it's a medium to full-bodied wine with a silky texture that turns zesty and refreshing on the finish. It should be ready to drink on release and over the next few years."
In the Rhone Valley, or through the most beautiful regions of France and the world, the Maison M. CHAPOUTIER lets the terroir express itself.
frank attack, well-balanced, fresh. Candied citrus aromas.
A blend of Châteauneuf-du-Pape grape varieties, predominately Grenache Blanc, Grenache Gris, Clairette and Roussanne.
The harvesting date is determined by the acidity level sought in the wine. The natural acidity of the must ensures a good stability of the wine. Exclusively hand-harvested grapes which maintains the integrity of the grape.
Old quaternary terraces with the surface covered by large, round pebbles from the Alps. The soil is also composed of Miocenian safres situated on Villafrancian terraces with a clay matrix.
After pressing and settling, vinification is carried out in thermo-regulated stainless still tanks.
Ageing for 8 to12 months. This takes place both in French oak demi-muids (600l barrels) and stainless steel tanks. The wines are matured in stainless steel tanks on its fine lees. This type of ageing process gives the wine structure and complexity. Early bottling is carried out to ensure the freshness of the wine is preserved.