2012 Chante Cigale Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc

SKU #1148820 92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 Starting with the white and an absolutely knockout effort that’s both rich and fresh, the 2012 Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc has gorgeous notes of golden fruits, melon, citrus blossom and edgy minerality all soaring from the glass. Vibrant, pure and lively, with medium-bodied richness, perfect balance and clean, integrated acidity, it’s a classy, versatile white to drink over the coming decade or so (although the safe bet is to drink in the first 2-3 years). Drink now-2015.  (10/2013)

K&L Notes

13.5% abv.

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France

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Rhone

- Legendary wine-producing region in southeast France. Stereotypically speaking, Rhone wines are high in alcohol, and the majority produced is red. The northern Rhone is best known for outstanding 100% Syrah wines from areas such as Cote Rotie and Hermitage, as well as for fabulous white wines from Condrieu (where Viognier is king). In the southern Rhone, look for spicy, full-bodied wines that are blends of Grenache, Syrah, and other varietals coming from appellations such as Chateauneuf du Pape, Gigondas, or Rasteau. Wines labeled as Cote du Rhone or Cotes du Rhone Village (a cut above generic Cotes du Rhone) are frequently found here in the US because they often represent some of the best values on the market. View our bestselling Rhone Valley wines.
Specific Appellation:

Chateauneuf du Pape

Alcohol Content (%): 13.5