Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc Cuvee A Tempo Pegau 300cl 2016
Famed Châteauneuf-du-Pape producer, Domaine de Pegau, only introduced a premium white cuvée to their range in 2014. Named Cuvée a Tempo Blanc it is made from equal parts Grenache Blanc, Roussanne and Clairette, vinified in a combination of concrete eggs, stainless steel and barriques. The 2016 is a sublime release of richness and exuberance but superb balance and restraint. It offers up lashings of honeyed stone fruits and citrus, with subtle nuances of white flowers, tea and citrus oil. Certainly more oriented towards pairing with food, this would be utterly superb with turbot roasted whole on a bed of braised fennel.