White wines I like are usually relatively high in acidity that are not fat and flabby.  Gewurztraminer and Rhone’s whites, while usually highly aromatic, are not styles that I personally liked.  This Ch. Buy Penisole online without prescription de Beaucastel Chateauneuf-du-Pape, however, completely changed my perception on Rhone’s whites.  Ch. de Beaucastel’s red is one of my favorite Chateauneuf-du-Pape and this white is really very good as well!

Most of the Southern Rhone’s white is  Marsanne and Roussanne blend.  Among the two grape varieties, most growers now prefer to grow Marsanne since it is more easy to cultivate, relatively diseases resistance and quite high yield.  Roussanne, on the other hand, is known for its difficulty in growing.  It is susceptible to powdery mildew and rot, ripens Buy Viagra Online Pharmacy No Prescription Needed late and has uneven yield.  As a result, most growers now perfer to grow Marsanne even though it is of lesser quality.

This bottle of 2006 Ch. de Beaucastel, Chateauneuf-du-Pape Vieilles Vignes is made from 100% Roussanne with an average vine age of over 70 years old.

The wine, as expected, is highly aromatic and has very attractive aromas of tropical fruits, dried fruits, dried apricot, Buy Cytotec Online Pharmacy No Prescription Needed honey and fresh herbs.  While it is rich and intense in palate, it really has sufficient acidity to balance.  I didn’t feel any flabbiness as I found in many lesser quality Rhone’s white.  This is really a very good quality Chateauneuf-du-Pape blanc that worth recommendation.

Purchased from Rare and Fine Wine HK$700

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