Châteauneuf-du-Pape is known above all for its great red wines (which represent 95% of the production), but connoisseurs will recognize the sign left by this extraordinary territory also in its white wines. This very rare and delicate wine is obtained from two parcels of "Éclats Calcaires" specially isolated on the land from which the "Clos de l'Oratoire" is born, and we are sure it will seduce the palates in search of freshness and minerality. It is a cuvée that expresses a great typicality, with aromas of white-fleshed fruit, orange blossom, anise and lemon on a woody background. Delicate and complex, this Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc will surely win you over.
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Colore giallo paglierino quasi dorato.
Al naso è intenso e minerale con note di frutta(pesca e pera) e una base speziata di pepe bianco, liquirizia e fiori selvatici.
In bocca l'attacco tondo si sposa armoniosamente con l'intensità del frutto e la freschezza del finale. Bella lunghezza minerale accompagnata da aromi tè.
Ideale con piatti a base di pesce, gamberi o anche piatti esotici.
Eclats Calcaires (rocce calcaree) nella parte ovest di Châteauneuf-du-Pape nelle aree denominate "Tresquoy" a meno che il vitigno Rousanne che cresce sul campo "Pradel".
4 mesi di invecchiamento in tini di acciaio non a contatto con le bucce.
Macerazione sulle bucce per 6 ore, - fermentazione in barriques nuove di rovere da 300 l solo per il Roussanne - Pigiatura con pressa pneumatica di 30 hl, fermentazione in tino di acciaio inox a 18-19 °C.
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Name: Clos de l'Oratoire des Papes Start-up year: 1880 Winemaker name: Didier Couterier Address: 10 Avenue Pasteur - Châteauneuf-du-Pape (France) Web Site: http://www.closdeloratoire.fr/
The story begins in 1880 when, following his marriage, Edouard Amouroux became the owner of the Clos de Oratoire, a fine Vineyard parcel of syrah vines. It was named after the oratory besides the parcel at Tresqouy.
The Vineyard becomes the Clos de l'Oratoire des Papes and gains a label design that has remained unchanged ever since.
In 2000 Orgier (winery) takes over, company oenologist Didier Couterier deploys all his expertise and knowledge of the terroirs to help this unique vineyard bloom. During the year, the vines are cultivated with due regard for the soil and plant life. Bud-pruning and buch-thinning by hand ensure both quality and quantity are optimised.
Horses are used rather than machinery when tending the old vines to protect their roots. The transported in crates to protect it in transit. It is then fully destemmed to yield softer tannins. The wine is meticulously aged in large oak barrels using Orgier's extensive skills.
In 2011 Papes terroir while further reducing the use of even organic pesticides by adopting natural composts and preparations and observing basic lunar rhythms, it is possible to get closer to nature and achieve a perfect alchemy between soil, plants and environment. This painstaking, highly-skilled approach helps maintain the highest quality for the legendary Clos de l'Oratoire de Papes Cuvée in its protected natural setting.