White Wines    Rhone White Blends    Chateauneuf-du-Pape    France - Rhone   
Wine.com - Buy wines, wine clubs, gift baskets and more
My Rating (circle) :
Date Printed: 9/29/2016
Clos des Papes Chateauneuf-du-Pape Blanc 2011
Clos des Papes Chateauneuf-du-Pape Blanc 2011
(search item no. 117720)
has fluid
has fluid 360

Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 9/29/2016: $89.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The 2009 vintage of this wine was ranked #10 on the Wine Spectator's Top 10 Wines of 2010

My Notes:

Additional wines from Clos des Papes:

About Clos des Papes:

the "Clos des Papes" estate inclueds some forty scattered hectares, approximately 80 acres.
There are no fewer than 24 different plots of land, which include some of the most beautiful soils in the Chateauneuf vineyards. The geographical separation of our vineyards enables us to control ripeness at harvest time, since each sector does not necessarily reach the exact same stage at the same time. It also allows us to combine different varieties planted to the south. "Clos des Papes makes both red wines and white wines (10% of the production) for long-keeping, using traditional vinification and maturing. As I mentioned previously, our yields are deliberately low (an average of 28hl/hectare). and then undergo further strict sorting, to uphold our quality.