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Tasting Highlights: Châteauneuf-du-Pape Whites

Though they account for just a fraction of the wine produced in Châteauneuf-du-Pape, the region's whites should not be overlooked
James Molesworth
Posted: October 24, 2007

White wine production is just a drop in the bucket when it comes to Châteauneuf-du-Pape (just 5 percent of total wine production) but that doesn't mean you shouldn't take them seriously. Made from various blends of the five permitted white grape types—Grenache Blanc, Roussanne, Bourboulenc, Picpoul and Clairette—white Châteauneuf-du-Pape runs the gamut from rich and oily with tropical fruit flavors to bright and stony with vibrant minerality.

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