Robert Parker is a long-time devotee of Cuvée du Vatican – theirs was the first case of Châteauneuf-du-Pape he ever bought; a wine that’s largely credited with launching his decades-long career. The label’s also been a favorite of the papacy since 1958, when Pope John XXIII blessed Cuvée du Vatican. (They still send a case to Rome each year.)
Head winemaker Jean-Marc Diffonty is the man behind some of our most popular Rhône reds. And boy, are we excited about his exclusive blanc release. Just like his reds, this luscious white hails from top-sited vineyards that Jean-Marc proudly farms lutte raisonnée – a traditional French farming term that loosely translates to “ultra-sustainable.”
Starring Grenache Blanc, Roussanne, Viognier, and (rare) Clairette, this luscious white delivers irresistible aromas of nectarine and honeysuckle blossom, which lead to rich waves of more super-ripe stone fruit, delicate spice, hints of wild herbs, and complex minerality on the long, smooth finish.
This is the perfect match for vegetable quiches or scallop gratin – but if you want to get this beauty on your table, you’ll have to act quickly.