Similar to good White Burgundy, a few of the top White Chateauneuf du Pape wines can age for decades. Domaine Roger Perrin Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc 1999 is an excellent point in case. Not only does this gorgeous white wine hail from one of the stars of Chateauneuf du Pape but it also comes from the stunning 1999 vintage.
Domaine Roger Perrin produces some of the best wines in the AOC. Vineyards have existed on the Perrin property since the 1900s and the vines lie on the long ridge that stretches from Chateauneuf du Pape down to Orange. The white grapes used for the Domaine’s Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc are some of the oldest vines in the appellation, having been planted in 1921.
White Chateauneuf du Pape is becoming increasingly sought after. It has long stood in the shadow of the great reds of the AOC and represents less than 10 percent of the total production of Chateauneuf du Pape wines. Top flight producers tell us that White Chateauneuf du Pape from the renowned domaines in the AOC can actually be longer-lived than the reds. Known for their perfume, older vintages of White Chateauneuf du Pape develop exotic aromas and greater depth without losing their edge. They marry well with food and are particularly versatile.
The Domaine Roger Perrin Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc 1999 is an outstanding wine and pairs well with chicken, turkey, goose and pork, as well as fish and seafood – especially sea bass, scallops and crab.