Chapoutier - Chateauneuf-du-Pape La Bernardine Blanc label
Chapoutier - Chateauneuf-du-Pape La Bernardine Blanc bottle

Chapoutier - Chateauneuf-du-Pape La Bernardine Blanc 2017

White Wine

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Estate

With roots dating back to 1808, M. CHAPOUTIER is one of the oldest companies in the Rhône Valley. Yet, its world renown and the quality of wine can truly be accredited to the arrival of Michel Chapoutier in 1990. His willingness to change the set way, thirst for knowledge and open-mindedness, together with his drive to seek, discover and reflect the full potential of our terroirs, letting the soils express their true character, has put our wines firmly on the wine world map. This philosophy is what gives our wines their signature style, forms the basis of the M. CHAPOUTIER ethos and drives our team to reveal the very best of what the soils have to offer.

Terroir

Old quaternary terraces with the surface covered by large, round pebbles from the Alps. The soil is also composed of Miocenian safres situated on Villafrancian terraces with a clay matrix.

Vinification

Though unusual for wines of the area, “La Bernardine” Blanc is made with only one varietal, Grenache Blanc, which gives finesse and subtlety to a wine characterized by its opulence and warmth. Grapes are exclusively hand-harvested to maintain the integrity of the grape. After pressing and settling, vinification is carried out in thermo-regulated stainless still tanks. Ageing for 8 to12 months. This takes place both in French oak demi-muids (600l barrels) and stainless steel tanks. The wines are matured in stainless steel tanks on its fine lees. This type of ageing process gives the wine structure and complexity. Early bottling is carried out to ensure the freshness of the wine is preserved.