Rotem & Mounir Saoma Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc Magis 2016

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Rotem & Mounir Saoma Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc Magis 2016

3,350.00

RHONE | FRANCE

Another unsurprising but jawdropping discovery when encountering the Saouma wines: Magis, Mounir’s white Chateauneuf from the heavily limestone Pierredon vineyard in Bedarrides. It makes sense that a producer of great white Burgundy would quickly become enchanted by the possibilities here. Only 3% of Chateauneuf is white, and virtually all of it is bottled after 6 months. Mounir’s chateauneuf is aged 18-24 months and has already been compared to some of the great white Burgundy crus for its depth and minerality.

"Based largely on Grenache Blanc, the 2015 Châteauneuf-Du-Pape Blanc Magis is a thrilling effort that has top Corton-like level of reduction and minerality to go with layers of white flowers, stone fruits, crushed rocks, and bright citrus. Deep, pure, medium to full-bodied, and textured, with thrilling tension and focus, it’s a magical white from this estate that will stand up with the best out there. It will be better with short-term cellaring and will keep for 2-3 decades." Jeb Dunnuck

Varietals: Grenache Blanc Blend

Expert Scores: 98 Jeb Dunnuck / 97 Wine Spectator / 96 VinousMedia

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