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Paul Avril Clos des Papes Chateauneuf-du-Pape Blanc

Clos des Papes (Paul Avril)
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750 mL
Wine Type
White Still Wine
RegionRhone
Alcohol Level
Country
France
SubregionChâteauneuf-du-Pape
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GrapesClairetteRoussanneGrenache BlancBourboulencPicardanPicpoul Blanc
Wine Description:
Clos des Papes Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc is a highly sought-after white wine crafted by Paul Avril. This wine hails from the prestigious Châteauneuf-du-Pape in the Rhône Valley, known for producing exceptional wines. The vineyard features old vines that are meticulously cared for, resulting in grapes of exceptional quality. The winemaking process involves a delicate balance of traditional and modern techniques, showcasing the expertise of the producer. The wine itself is characterized by its elegance and complexity, with a harmonious blend of flavors. It offers a rich and textured palate, with notes of ripe fruits, floral nuances, and a refreshing acidity. Clos des Papes Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc is a true gem for white wine enthusiasts. Read more
Pros:
  • Elegant and complex flavor profile
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Cons:
  • Higher price point
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User Rating:

4.1
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Expert Rating:

4.5

Wine Expert Note:

Clos des Papes Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc is a highly regarded white wine from the Châteauneuf-du-Pape region in France. On the nose, this wine often exhibits enticing aromas of white flowers, citrus fruits, and stone fruits. It may also display hints of honey, herbs, and mineral notes, adding further depth to its bouquet. When it comes to the palate, Clos des Papes Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc is known for its richness and elegance. It offers a harmonious balance between fruit flavors, such as ripe peaches, apricots, and lemon zest, and a refreshing acidity that provides a lively and vibrant mouthfeel. The wine's texture is often described as silky and smooth, with a long and lingering finish. This white wine is typically enjoyed in its youth, but it can also develop beautifully with some additional bottle aging. It pairs well with a variety of dishes, including seafood, poultry, and creamy cheeses. Read more
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Wine sweetness is a measure of the amount of sugar present in a wine. Sweetness in wine can range from bone dry (no sugar present) to lusciously sweet (high sugar content). Sweetness is usually determined by the variety and ripeness of the grapes used, as well as the winemaking process.
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The alcohol level in wine is a measure of the amount of alcohol present in the beverage. The degree of heat or ‘burn’ at the back of the throat is roughly proportional to the amount of alcohol consumed. It ranges from Very Low to Very High.
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Wine intensity is a measure of the concentration of flavor and aroma compounds in a wine.The stronger and more noticeable the flavors and aromas are, the higher the intensity of the wine. Intensity in wine can range from neutral (not particularly intense) to pronounced (high intensity).
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Wine body refers to the weight and texture of wine on the palate. In other words, it is the degree of body a wine has, ranging from light-bodied to full-bodied. Wines with higher body appear to have a thicker texture and can sometimes coat the palate.
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Wine acidity refers to the tartness of a wine, which gives a tingling sensation on the side of the tongue. A metallic-like sharp taste is also associated with high acidity. Sometimes a high level of sweetness, such as in luscious dessert wines, can disguise a high level of acidity. Acidity can range from soft to searing.
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Wine tannin gives wine its textural mouthfeel and astringency. Tannin is a natural compound found in grape skins, seeds, and stems. It contributes to the structure and helps to balance out the sweetness of the fruit. Tannins are usually discussed when it comes to red wines, even though some white and rosé wines with certain wine making techniques can also contain tannins.
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