One of the most important producers in the commune of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Vincent Avril of Clos des Papes still resolutely makes but two wines, a red and a white (plus a little Petit Vin d'Avril, a Vin de France). It is also one of the few domaines to grow and employ all thirteen grape varieties. Very low yields are the norm here. A "gold standard estate", according to John Livingstone-Learmonth. For style, Vincent Avril looks north and his love of the wines of Burgundy.
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"...clear and well varied nose that assembles apricot, aniseed, mineral, fennel, spice, hazelnut, a lot going on, and a classic cooler year mixed bag. The flavour is fine, honeyed – this is suited to la table, with its clarity prominent. Its slightly loose fabric will close up, and it will gain weight as it ages. Be in no hurry – this is a prime example of an age-worthy white Châteauneuf. A long-term wine." John Livingstone-Learmonth
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