Rhône 2021 – white Châteauneuf-du-Pape

white Chateauneuf-du-Pape

To complement Ali's comprehensive assessment of the 2021 reds, 75 white wines from the southern Rhône's emblematic appellation are reviewed below. See our guide to Rhône 2021.

Simply put, 2021 was a considerably more successful white vintage than red across the board. Slightly lower alcohols were seen, yet the fruit concentration and intensity were pleasing. The wines showed brightness, balance and should provide much pleasure in both the early, medium and, for some, long term. In Châteauneuf the Cuvées Spéciales really excelled, with a step up in intensity and opulence, but still with the superb freshness which is a...