Duclaux White

The Duclaux Family is one of the oldest in Châteauneuf-du-Pape. This family built up its domain through the centuries and was one of the first founder members of the appellation association in 1904 .
The Quiot and Duclaux families built up bonds and family connections over the years. Domaine Duclaux is made up of old vines of which some are more then 120 years old and were replanted after phyl-loxera, around 1880.

Story

Terroir
Soils mainly made up of river sand androlled pebbles. Terroirs containing alluvial soils, sand and stones in the lower vineyards and clay-limestone soil on the slopes
Vinification
The entire harvest is pressed and undergoes static settling at 12°C. Fermented on fine lees in Burgundy barrels, with stirring, for8 to 10 months.
Varietals
Clairette - 克莱雷特
Grenache blanc - 白歌海娜

Advice

Tasting notes
Pale yellow and brilliant. Concentrated tropical fruit bouquet with hints of oak.Great aromatic fullness and liveliness on the palate, well balanced with an excellent persistence.
Food pairings
Carafe and serve at 8-10°C in large glasses. Aperitif, cheeses( Goat'scheese and Roquefort), chiken and Mushrooms.

Reviews

BRONZE
"Vintage 2011" [+]
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93 (Club 90+)
"vintage 2011: Bright gold. Nose of resin, dried flowers and a touch of pencil lead. Ample, sensual palate which caresses the taste buds with its delicious, generous flavours. Substance reveals an upright, pure character. All-set for celllaring." [+]
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SILVER MEDAL - MEDAILLE D'ARGENT
"UK: Vintage 2011" [+]
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SILVER MEDAL - 91 points
"Vintage 2013" [+]
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DOUBLE GOLD MEDAL
"Vintage 2013" [+]
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