2018 Domaine de Saint Prefert Blanc (750ml)

Clairette from Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Rhône, France

B-21 Top Recommendation
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Anyone who has followed the great wines of the Rhone valley for any length of time will easily attest, Isabel Ferrando is one of this generation's most important players. I first met her at her post in Gigondas, where I was a regular visitor to one of the village's great domaines, Raspail-Ay. Her desire to expand into neighboring Chateauneuf du Pape led her to an ancient estate, Domaine Saint Prefert. A domaine which was first established by Fernand Serre nearly a century earlier, in the district of Quartier des Serres at the southern edge of the village, Saint Prefert was one of the first estate bottlers in the 1930s. Isabel's selections are among the very finest of Chateauneuf du Pape.

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One of the whites of the vintage is the 2018 Châteauneuf Du Pape Blanc, a gorgeous, rich, layered effort that stays perfectly balanced and pure. Classic notes of white flowers, honeysuckle, white peach, and ample minerality all give way to a medium to full-bodied white that has loads of texture, good freshness, and a great finish. This is a brilliant Châteauneuf Du Pape Blanc that makes a mockery of so many of the overly lean, fresh, so called elegant whites being produced today.

95 points, Jeb Dunnuck (Aug 2019)

Bright, with white peach and white nectarine flavors bursting through, laced with verbena and honeysuckle notes and ending with a fresh finish. Clairette and Roussanne. Drink now through 2025. 1,083 cases made, 216 cases imported.

93 points, James Molesworth, Wine Spectator (Nov 2019)

Alcohol By Volume: 13.5%
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