The 2020 Châteauneuf Du Pape Blanc sports a light gold hue as well as a terrific bouquet of pineapple, tart white peach, sappy herbs, and assorted spice as well as stony, mineral nuances. Nicely textured, medium-bodied, and elegant, it has the bright acidity of the vintage as well as a pure, layered, yet still textured style. I'd drink bottles over the coming 2-3 years, but I certainly wouldn't be surprised to see it keep longer. The blend is mostly Clairette (40%) and Roussanne (30%), but it includes just about every permitted variety. The élevage was 85% in stainless steel and 11% in new barrels.

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