Swartland has an unusual affinity for grapes. Reds prefer mediterranean varieties but whites succeed best with the distinctly South African blends of Chenin Blanc alongside a crazy mix of Rhone
White southern Rhone wines rarely get written up, and even less so white Chateauneuf. Vieux Telegraphe is of course famous for their red La Crau, but I think this white
The whites of Chateauneuf get little attention from collectors, with perhaps the one exception of Beaucastel’s old vine bottling. Further they account for a mere 5% of the region’s production.
As mentioned in my last post, Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc gets little attention. Nevertheless, these are distinct wines with their own expression of some of the famous terroirs of Chateauneuf
Chateauneuf du Pape is, of course, famous for its red wines. In Vancouver particularly CdP is often the premium wine of choice for many novice buyers and moneyed collectors. Many