An outstanding white that should not be missed is the 2010 Roger Sabon Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc Renaissance. A blend of mostly Roussanne, but with some Clairette, Bourboulenc, and Grenache Blanc, that’s aged all in neutral oak vats, the wine shows pure, fresh aromatics of ripe peach and melon notes give way to edgy minerality and subtle green almond with air. On the palate, the wine is medium to full-bodied, with a mouth filling, rich texture, excellent acidity, and a classic, dry finish. Upfront and approachable, this has the acidity and freshness to age. I would drink bottles in the first 2-3 years, or cellar for a decade. - Rhône Report
The grapes are gathered with great care and taken to the winepress in crates. Fermentation is carried out at low temperatures (16-180C) in demi-muids (barrels of 600 litres). The wine is matured for six months with weekly batonnage of the lees. 40-50 years vine age.
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