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Clos Bellane Châteauneuf-du-Pape Urgonien 1.14 Hectare 2016

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CWA

RP96

WS

JS

AG

ST

W&S

JH

Price: $59.00

 
*Price includes complimentary ground shipping on 6+ bottles.

“Classic” 96 Points
“From mostly limestone-based soils on 1.14 hectares, the 2016 Châteauneuf-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. Drink 2020-2032.” - Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate (#238)

“I was only able to taste a single wine from Clos Bellane, but this is a first-rate label run by Stéphane Vedeau, who’s the driver behind the Ferme du Mont estate in Châteauneuf-du-Pape. The barrel sample of the 2016 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Urgonien was partially destemmed and brought up mostly in concrete tanks, with 10% in very old barrels. Elegant, seamless and ethereally textured it offers gorgeous notes of strawberries, flowers, and sappy garrigue. Gorgeous on all fronts, it glides over the palate with no weight, has silky tannin and a great, great finish. Enjoy this Rayas look-alike anytime over the coming 12-15 years.” - Jeb Dunnuck (10/17)
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*Price includes complimentary ground shipping on 6+ bottles.

“Classic” 96 Points
“From mostly limestone-based soils on 1.14 hectares, the 2016 Châteauneuf-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. Drink 2020-2032.” - Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate (#238)

“I was only able to taste a single wine from Clos Bellane, but this is a first-rate label run by Stéphane Vedeau, who’s the driver behind the Ferme du Mont estate in Châteauneuf-du-Pape. The barrel sample of the 2016 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Urgonien was partially destemmed and brought up mostly in concrete tanks, with 10% in very old barrels. Elegant, seamless and ethereally textured it offers gorgeous notes of strawberries, flowers, and sappy garrigue. Gorgeous on all fronts, it glides over the palate with no weight, has silky tannin and a great, great finish. Enjoy this Rayas look-alike anytime over the coming 12-15 years.” - Jeb Dunnuck (10/17)



Ratings Sources

RP - Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
WS - Wine Spectator
CWA - California Wine Advisors
JS - James Suckling
IWR - International Wine Review

Winery Clos Bellane

Vineyard Designate

AVA

Region Rhone