Châteauneuf du Pape Blanc Pierre André 2015


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75cl bottle.

This is a reliable producer of textbook Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Pierre André, a diminutive, enthusiastic, youthful man approaching 70 years of age, is competently assisted by his daughter, Jacqueline. Like many properties in Châteauneuf-du-Pape, this estate is morsellated, and the soils vary from lighter, sandy/clay soil, to more limestone in the higher parts of the appellation in the direction of André’s cellars in Courthézon. Everything is traditional, from a resistance to destemming, to bottling the wine with only a light egg white fining, and no filtration. Readers looking for typical, delicious, full-bodied, flavourful Châteauneuf-du-Pape should remember Pierre André as one of the appellation’s more consistent and satisfying producers.

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