Domaine du Grand Tinel Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc 2015/2017
Grenache Blanc (60%)
White Châteauneuf remains something of a rarity although this complex and exotic blend of Grenache Blanc, Clairette, Rousanne and Bourboulenc varieties offers a serious alternative to white Burgundy as a full bodied accompaniment to fine foods. A combination of dried fruits, apricot, peach and honeysuckle create an evocative bouquet, which is followed through on the palate with a rich concentrated finish.
Foie gras, white meats, including pork and veal, as well as roasted vegetables
Grenache forms the backbone of southern Rhône blends, including Châteauneuf du Pape, Gigondas and Vacqueyras. The vast area of Côtes du Rhône offers a great diversity of soils, microclimates and a variety of grapes to create a range of styles at all quality levels. The aromatic dessert Muscat de Beaumes de Venise, is fragrant and sweet.
The Domaine du Grand Tinel is a large estate of 55 hectares of Chateauneuf du Pape vineyard. The estate is owned by Eli Jeune and family, based in the town of Chateauneuf du Pape. The vineyards are dominated by the rolled pebbles (locally known as `Galets`) of the southern Rhone floodplain. These were deposited when the Rhone was a torrent, bringing fragment of rock down from the Alps. The estate makes traditional wine, rich and robust with the aromas of Provencal herbs.