CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE BLANC "TRADITION"
Domaine la Boutinière
60% Clairette, 20% Grenache, 10% Bourboulenc, 10% Roussanne
Domaine La Boutiniere was founded in 1920 by Félix Vidal. This family -owned company is now run by Fourth-Generation winemaker, Frédéric Boutin, who has been the owner and winemaker since 1997. Domaine La Boutiniere has 27 acres of vineyards in 8 different parcels within Châteauneuf-du-Pape, including the Crus of La Crau, Le Boucou, Coste Froid, and Roumiguière. Vines are an average of 70 years old and the wines are produced from all 13 grape varieties allowed in the Chateauneuf appellation.WINEMAKING & VINTAGE NOTES
The vines, which average 70 years old, grow at an elevation of 394 feet above sea-level on clay and limestone soils covered with large quartz pebbles called “Galets”. Grapes are hand-harvested and undergo fermentation in temperaturecontrolled tanks, vinified at cool temperature of 63°F degrees with malolactic fermentation blocked.TASTING NOTES
A bright gold color with beautiful notes of white flowers and pear. This medium-bodied white has fresh acidity and notes of white peach, golden apples and a long, complex finish of honey and wild Provencal herbs. Excellent with shellfish, poultry dishes and pasta in white sauce. Also pairs well with a variety of cheeses, roasted vegetables and grilled fish.