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Domaine Juliette Avril Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc

2012 Domaine Juliette Avril Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc

Wine Variety
White Blend
Wine Vintage
Wine Region / Country
Region / Country
Chateauneuf du Pape, France
Wine Style
$35.00 / each
Member Price: $31.50
First, give the glass a swirl and take a sniff: There’s a lightly honeyed edge to this wine’s pretty peach and wildflower aromas. In the mouth, it’s soft and lush but not heavy, with juicy pear and apricot flavors edged in a spicy note reminiscent of ginger.
Southern Rhône wines make ideal companions to pork, poultry and veal dishes. Rich seafood works beautifully as well—look to lobster, scallops and meaty, mild white fish such as halibut and cod. Echo the wine’s silky texture with a buttery sauce or even a curry, if it’s more warmly spicy than fiery.
The Avril name goes back centuries in Châteauneuf du Pape, a part of France’s southern Rhône region whose wines first became famous in the 14th century under Pope John XXII. The wine-loving pontiff constructed the fortress, now ruined, that dominates the village of Châteauneuf du Pape and which gives the region its name—“The Pope’s New Castle” in French. While the region is best known for its red wines, small amounts of Châteauneuf du Pape whites are also produced. They’re based chiefly on the Grenache Blanc and Roussanne grapes, and offer silky, full-bodied pear flavors, as in this offering from Domaine Juliette Avril. Part of a prominent winemaking dynasty, Juliette Avril passed the reins of the estate to her daughter Marie Lucile Brun in 1988. Brun sources this plump white from five acres of estate-grown vines, and fashions it in a style that emphasizes the wine’s lush, perfumy side.
Pairing Suggestion
Easy Apricot-Glazed Chicken
Gourmet Seared Curried Scallops with Zucchini
Vegetarian Vegetable Curry
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