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Château de Clapier Cuvée Soprano Blanc

Château de Clapier Cuvée Soprano Blanc

New selection!  An elegant, full-bodied white made from Roussanne and White Grenache, aged lightly in oak.  Perfect for your winter white-wine meals.

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About This Wine:
Located in the village of Mirabeau in the Luberon, this family vineyard was owned by the Marquis de Mirabeau until the French Revolution. The property was purchased in the 1880s by an ancestor of the current owner and winemaker, Thomas Montagne. The Luberon is in the extreme southeastern part of the winemaking Rhône Valley, and Luberon wines are not as well known in the U.S. as Côtes du Rhônes (even with the publicity from a not-very-good movie with Russell Crowe about the region). Although Clapier was well-reviewed in the latest Guide Hachette, the winery has never before exported to the U.S. M. Montagne makes traditional Luberon wines along with new vintages outside of the traditional – and traditionally approved – formulations. The “Cuvée Soprano” white is made from Roussanne and White Grenache, lightly aged in oak. It's elegant and well-balanced, the oak enhances the flavors already there.  (By the way, the Soprano isn’t named for the TV show but for music -- another of M. Montagne’s new wines is called Cuvée Tessiture. And also for you Francophones, the name Clapier comes from a Provençal word for stone, a reflection of the terrain, and not the clapiers that hold chickens and rabbits!)

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Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.

Wine Profile:
Vintage: 2014
Wine Type: White Wine
Varietal: AOP Luberon White
Varietal Composition:
70% Roussanne
30% Grenache Blanc
Appellation: Château de Clapier
Barrel Aging:
6 months
Ageability: Drink now, or hold for 3 years
Alcohol %: 13.5% by volume
Food Pairing:

Pair with poultry, seafood, pork loin, cream-based dishes, strong cheeses.








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