Domaine du Vieux Lazaret Châteauneuf du Pape Blanc 2015
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.
The white varieties used for Domaine du Vieux Lazaret are Grenache Blanc (50%), Clairette (25%), Bourboulenc (20%) and Roussanne (5%). Vines are planted with a maximum of 4 000 per hectare. The average is about 40 years, but two parcels have been planted more than 90 years ago.
The vineyards of Domaine du Vieux Lazaret are spread over 90 hectares, split into 35 different parcels of vines throughout Châteauneuf-du-Pape. It is today amongst the largest domains in Châteauneuf-du-Pape, with 80 hectares planted in red grape varieties and 10 planted with white grapes. The number of parcels enables the Domaine du Vieux Lazaret to give greater complexity to its wines due to the diversity of soils, grape types and differing ages of vines.
Harvesting of the grapes is done entirely by hand, with very strict selection of the best grapes to enhance the quality of the Domaine du Vieux Lazaret wine. This limits the maximum production, under the A.O.C laws, to 35 hectoliters per hectare.
|Region||France, Rhone, Chateauneuf-du-Pape|
|Brand||Domaine du Vieux Lazaret|
Wine EnthusiastVibrant whiffs of orange blossom and lemon peel are offset by savory bramble and earth notes in this dry, full-bodied white blend. Its juicy lemon and tangerine flavors are edged by salty, saline complexities that are just starting to develop. It's rich and textural, with a fresh, lingering finish. Hold until 2021.
Wine SpectatorThis has alluring jasmine and chamomile accents out front, followed by white peach, yellow apple and star fruit flavors. A light brioche thread weaves through the finish. Drink now through 2021. 4,000 cases made.