CDP Cuvee A Tempo Blanc, Domaine de Pégau 2016


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Tasting Notes

Tasted out of tank, the 2016 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc Cuvée A Tempo is terrific, ripe, exotic white that offer loads of citrus, tangerine, crushed rock and flower oil like aromatics. Still young and a touch hard to read, it has beautiful concentration, integrated acidity and a viscosity that's reminiscent of a concentrated Riesling from Alsace. It's a beautiful bottle of wine.

Score: 94/96Jeb Dunnuck, Wine Advocate, October 2017

The 2016 Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc Cuvee A Tempo was scheduled to be bottled later in September. This blend of one-third each Clairette, Grenache Blanc and Roussanne fermented and matured in a combination of used barrique, concrete egg and stainless steel. Scents of honey and pineapple set the stage, reined in by zesty, lime-like acids and an austere, almost chalky-textured finish. Given a couple of years in the bottle, this could be really interesting.

Score: 92/94Joe Czerwinski, Wine Advocate (233), October 2017

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