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Date Printed: 10/1/2014
Louis Bernard Chateauneuf-du-Pape White 2001
Louis Bernard Chateauneuf-du-Pape White 2001
(search item no. 88190)
Wine Spectator rating: 87 points
PRICE ON 10/1/2014: $22.99

Winemaker's Notes:

Varietal(s): Grenache blanc, Clairette, Bourboulenc Marsanne
Visual Aspect: Golden yellow Nose: Fruity, white flowers, honeysuckle and apricot with hints of oak.
Palate: Round, with a great aromatic freshness and a very long finish. Food Pairing: Fish in sauce, white meat or as an aperitif, excellent with winter soups, pheasant, cheese.
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About Louis Bernard:

Since 1976, Louis Bernard has united winemakers of the Rhone Valley in a common project: to devote the best of their wine and savoir-faire to producing great wines. With production throughout the Cotes du Rhone region, Louis Bernard remains dedicated to showcasing the unique characteristics of each terroir while producing exquisite, world-class wines.

La Chartreuse de Bonpas is a medieval fortified convent located near Avignon in the Provence region of France, on the Durance River. According to legend, the area was originally called "Maupas" (bad passage) because it was dominated by dangerous bandits. In the 12th century, a holy man named Sibertius arrived with soldiers, built a convent, and chased away the evil bandits. Thus, the name was changed from "Maupas" to "Bonpas" (good passage) and became known as a safe haven allowing travelers a secure crossing of the Durance River .

Today, this historic monument is surrounded by 45 acres of A.O.C. Cotes du Rhone vineyards and is home to Louis Bernard. Visitors can tour the chapel, stroll in the beautiful French-style gardens, and enjoy wine tasting in the ancient cellar.