Domaine du Vieux Lazaret Chateauneuf-du-Pape Blanc, 2016

Style: Full-bodied white                         Vintage: 2016                         ABV: 14%

Appellation: Châteauneuf-du-Pape       Varietal: 45% Grenache Blanc, 30% Clairette, 20% Bourboulenc and 5% Roussanne

Region: Rhone                                      County:  France

Pairings:  Full flavor fish and shellfish dishes, chicken, veal, pork and vegetables prepared with savory butter, cream or mild cheese-based sauces.

 Cheese Pairings: Feta, goat cheese, Gouda, Majorero (and other hard goat cheeses), Mahon, Bucheron (French goat cheese), dry Jack cheese, Neufchatel.

About This Wine: Light yellow gold. Attractive, multifaceted aroma, youthful and moderately full, showing a mélange of quince and fennel complemented by a toasted note. The palate reveals more, notably ripe yellow fruits, spice and herbal highlights. At first open, the wine falls off slightly, then continues to reveal a persistent aromatic conclusion. Well-integrated acidity surfaces at the end together with a mouth-coating texture.