Clos des Papes Le Petit Vin D&
Clos des Papes Le Petit Vin D&

Clos des Papes Le Petit Vin D'Avril Blanc NV
(Southern Rhone, France)

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 About the winery:
The Avril family has been making wine at Clos de Papes since the 18th century. Paul-Vincent was trained at wine school in Dijon, as was his father. This training and philosophy in Burgundy is evident in their philosophy towards winemaking in Chateauneuf-du-Pape - the wines of the appellation are able to attain richness, power and age-ability, the Avril's also want to achieve finesse and balance. Today, the property has 32 hectares, of which 3 hectares are the white varieties. There are twenty four different parcels spread around the town which allows for the various terroirs playing a role in the expression of the wine. They practice strict selection of 50+ year old vines and have some of the lowest yields in the appellation. The Avrils also practice de-stemming, which they have been doing since 1991. The wine is vinified in ceramic-lined vats and spends a year in large, old foudres.

About this wine:
The white "Petit vin d'Avril" is a cuvée classified as a "table wine" produced by Paul Avril alongside his Clos des Papes, which is classified as AOP Châteauneuf du Pape. It comes from declassified vines from Châteauneuf du pape.

Ratings & Reviews

Wine Spectator:
"Straightforward and refreshing, this light white is defined by modest apple flavors and a dusting of minerality. Reveals notes of salt and chive on the chalky, linear finish. Drink now. 150 cases made, 30 cases imported." - KB (Feb 2024)