2019 Chateau Maucoil Chateauneuf-du-Pape (Organic)

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2019 Chateau Maucoil Chateauneuf-du-Pape (Organic)

A very proper, full-bodied, organic white from the southern Rhône.

Tasting Notes

Intense and vinous on the nose, leading into a bright, mineral-inflected yet rich palate that is subtly floral and beautifully textured with a full, long finish.

Producer

Château Maucoil’s vineyards are primarily located in the sandy-soiled northwest of Châteauneuf-du-Pape appellation, but its white grape varieties are planted in Urgonian limestone soils close to the river in the southwest of the region.

Vineyards have been managed organically (certified in 2014) and yields are kept to around 25 hl/ha. Harvesting is by hand and grapes are sorted before vinification.

After a cold skin maceration and pressing, alcoholic fermentation is maintained at 18°C and malolactic fermentation is prevented in order to preserve the wine’s freshness and acidity. The wine is unfined and aged in vats to bring out the varietal aromas and body, synonymous with white wines from the southern Rhône.

Did you know?

Maucoil is one of the few Châteauneuf-du-Pape estates that has conserved all thirteen of this famous appellation's original grape varieties, and grapes must pass through three rigourous stages of manual sorting before being deemed of high enough quality to be made into wine.

The estate's old vines (the youngest are merely 40 years old; the oldest date back to 1895!)

Château Maucoil (pronounced “moh-kwahl”) originally served as a base for Roman legions who were attracted by the spring that runs through the property!

Specifications

Year 2019
Bottle Size 750ml
Cultivar
Grenache Blanc 90%, Bourboulenc 8%, Clairette 2%
Country France
Alcohol content
13.5% alc vol 
Units of Alcohol per Bottle 10.1 units
Type White Blend
Allergen Information Contains Sulphites
Dietary Information
Vegan, Vegetarian, Organic
Food Matches Pair with rich cuisine, shelfish, grilled salmon, veal cutlets with chanterelle mushrooms.
Origin Rhône, France
Appellation Châteauneuf-du-Pape