Châteauneuf du Pape White 2019

At the beginning of the 19th century, the Quiot Family bought a old Lazaret (a hospice run by religious Lazarists who play a very important role at the time of the plague of 1720, when a third of the villages population died) and built up a proper domaine by linking up parcels of land owned on the commune.
The « Domaine du Vieux Lazaret », built up over three centuries, by marriage, purchase, distribution has this name since 1915.

Story

The wine
Our domaine du Vieux Lazaret is one of the main estate of the appelation and one of the oldest, dating from 1748. The domaine covers around 100 ha, spread over the 3 typical terroirs.
Location
Our plots are spread over several terroirs, around the village. This allows us balanced wines with all finesse.
Terroir
Clay soils formed from the decomposition of the limestone mother rock and on soils of a sandy texture.
In the vineyard
On our domaine, we have all the grape varieties and the 3 typical terroirs. 10% of our domaine is planted in white grape varieties with the majority of clairette and grenache.
Harvest start date
October 2019 - unlike many of our colleague, we finish the harvest with white grape varieties.
Vinification
Pneumatic pressing, static cold settling, matured on the lees for 4 months. No MLF. The Roussane is vinified and matured in the barrel before final blending.
Varietals
Bourboulenc
Clairette
Grenache blanc
Roussanne
Specifications
Alcohol content: 14 % vol.
Allergènes: Contains sulphites. Does not contain egg or egg products. Does not contain milk or milk-based products.

Advice

Ageing potential
5 to 10 years
Tasting notes
Pale yellow, limpid and brilliant. White flower, peach and lemon aromas. Outstandingly long finish, full and fleshy.
Food pairings
Puff-pastries, white meats, goats'cheeses, fish and sea food.
Recipes