Catarina 2018 - Châteauneuf-du-Pape

The Vintage

2018 was a particularly wet year with 1600mm of precipitation for an annual average of 600mm. Only the month of September was spared by the rains, which allowed us to harvest perfectly healthy grapes. The balance of the wines is characterized by a great freshness and a nice minerality on the palate.

Food Pairing

Salmon tartare with ginger and fresh coriander.

The Sommelier's Tips

Serving temperature : 11-13°C.

Ageability

From 6 to 8 years.

Review

Made from 100% clairette brought up in demi-muids, the 2018 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Catarina Blanc has attractive notes of orange blossom, spicy, honey suckle and a kiss of minerality as well as a medium-bodied fresh lively yet textured style on the palate. Drink it over the coming 3-5 years.

Jeb Dunnuck (8/16/2019)

Certification

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