Domaine Berthet-Rayne Tradition Chateauneuf-du-Pape White 2013 Organic
Organically farmed and certified by EcoCert, Domaine Berthet Rayne is located in the heart of the Chateauneuf-fu-Pape appellation. We met the 30 some year old Laure Berthet-Rayne this year and immediately knew she was a young woman with great ambition. Representing the 5th generation and following her grandfather and father's foot steps, Laure and her husband Martial Capeau is 100% hands on at the estate's 26 hectares of vineyards. The estate is situated on the diluvium alpine soil, more specifically on the left side of the Rhone between Orange and Avignon in the renown “terroirs” of Coudoulet and Chapouin. Domaine Berthet-Rayne wines draw their strength and richness from stone covered clayey-chalky soils.
40% Clairette, 40% Bourboulenc, 10% Grenache blanc, 10% Roussane
eRobertParker: While the vintage as whole was difficult for the reds, it’s a solid vintage for the whites. The 2013 Châteauneuf du Pape Blanc (40% Clairette, 40% Bourboulenc, 10% Grenache and 10% Roussanne) offers lots of green citrus, mint and hints of minerality in its medium-bodied, juicy, fresh and pure personality. This is made in a fresh, focused and crisp style, and will function perfectly as a meal starter over the coming 2-3 years.
Enjoy on its own as an aperitif and with fish and seafood dishes as well as with creamy goat cheese.
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