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Clos Bellane Chateauneuf du Pape Urgonien 2016

Clos Bellane Chateauneuf du Pape Urgonien  2016
$42.98

SKU 1297

750ml

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Acquired in 2010 by Stéphane VEDEAU, Clos Bellane is situated on the tray of Vinsobres, in the southeast of Valréas, in the heart of the Enclave of the Popes in Vaucluse, but inside the Drôme. More in the North! It is the guarantee of an annual temperature convenient to the slow macerations of bays, security of elegance and delicate notes. Higher! With his 400 meters in heights for more freshness the summer, in grounds and for the plant. Quite in the East! To make sure of a softer sun in the east than at sunset and so slow down the excessive evaporation which concentrates in alcohol. Finally, a soil rich in active limestone stops succeeding these rare balances by its structural freshness and its complex minerality.
Category Wine
Varietals
Region France, Rhone, Chateauneuf-du-Pape
Brand Clos Bellane
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Wine AdvocateA blend of 77% Grenache and 23% Mourvèdre from mostly limestone-based soils on 1.14 hectares, the 2016 Chateauneuf du Pape Urgonien is a full-bodied, plush, sexy wine. Garrigue and raspberry shadings mark the nose, while the palate is creamy textured and intense but balanced by mouthwatering acids and a hint of citrus zest on the long, silky finish. It's another gem from winemaker-owner Stéphane Vedeau of La Ferme du Mont.

Joe Czerwinski, August 31, 2018