2018 Domaine Saint Préfert Châteauneuf-du-Pape Vieilles Vignes Clairette Châteauneuf-du-Pape Wine Tasting Note

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2018 Domaine Saint Préfert Vieilles Vignes Clairette  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 96

Rich, lush, opulent, slightly oily in texture, the wine explodes with white peach, vanilla, lemon curd, tropical fruits and honeysuckle. This is quite long, intense and leaves a big impression. Only produced in magnum, this is probably going to be better and perhaps deserving of a higher score when it matures.

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domaine saint prefert Isabel Ferrando Wine Tasting Notes, Ratings

When to Drink Domaine Saint Prefert, Anticipated Maturity, Decanting Time

Domaine Saint Prefert can be enjoyed on the young side if decanted for 1-2 hours or so. This allows the wine to soften and open its perfume. Older vintages might need very little decanting, just enough to remove the sediment.

Domaine Saint Prefert is usually better with 4-6 years of bottle age. Of course that can vary slightly, depending on the vintage. In the best vintages the wine should be consumed within 5-22 years after the vintage.

Serving Domaine Saint Prefert with Wine, Food Pairing Tips

Domaine Saint Prefert is best served at 15.5 degrees Celsius, 60 degrees Fahrenheit. The cool, almost cellar temperature gives the wine more freshness and lift.

Domaine Saint Prefert is best served with all types of classic meat dishes, veal, pork, beef, lamb, duck, game, roast chicken, roasted, braised, stewed dishes, sausage, barbecue, grilled meats and cassoulet. Domaine Saint Prefert is also good with Asian dishes, hearty fish courses like tuna, mushrooms, cheese, pasta, eggplant and tomatoes.

The white wine of Domaine Saint Prefert is best served with a myriad of different seafood dishes, shellfish, crab, lobster, sushi, sashimi, chicken, pork and veal, as well as Asian cuisine.

Domaine Saint Prefert also makes a wine from vines planted in the Cotes du Rhone appellation, Clos Beatus Ille.

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