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Old 25-07-2004, 04:55 PM
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Each year I try various combinations of grapes in an attempt to make a good
chateauneuf du pape. While the reds that I can get my hands on are good
(usually syrah, grenache, and if I'm lucky, mourvedre, I've never been able to
get any of the authentic white grapes to blend in (Rousanne, Grenache Blanc,
Clairette, Bourboulenc and Picardin ).

Anybody have any ideas about which white grapes might be a good complement to
my 3 red grapes? I want to produce something that's not as heavy as a pure red
blend, and something that might be drinkable a bit quicker.

Thanks,

Lee

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Old 25-07-2004, 07:10 PM
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"LG1111" wrote in message
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Each year I try various combinations of grapes in an attempt to make a

good
chateauneuf du pape. While the reds that I can get my hands on are good
(usually syrah, grenache, and if I'm lucky, mourvedre, I've never been

able to
get any of the authentic white grapes to blend in (Rousanne, Grenache

Blanc,
Clairette, Bourboulenc and Picardin ).

Anybody have any ideas about which white grapes might be a good complement

to
my 3 red grapes? I want to produce something that's not as heavy as a

pure red
blend, and something that might be drinkable a bit quicker.

Thanks,

Lee


I often use a little Viognier Lee.
Lum
Del Mar, California, USA


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Old 27-07-2004, 04:41 PM
Ray
 
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If you have some white wine you have made from various grapes (I generally
have 4 or 5) you might try blending a bit with your previous attempts. It
might give you some direction.

Ray

"LG1111" wrote in message
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Each year I try various combinations of grapes in an attempt to make a

good
chateauneuf du pape. While the reds that I can get my hands on are good
(usually syrah, grenache, and if I'm lucky, mourvedre, I've never been

able to
get any of the authentic white grapes to blend in (Rousanne, Grenache

Blanc,
Clairette, Bourboulenc and Picardin ).

Anybody have any ideas about which white grapes might be a good complement

to
my 3 red grapes? I want to produce something that's not as heavy as a

pure red
blend, and something that might be drinkable a bit quicker.

Thanks,

Lee



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Old 27-07-2004, 04:41 PM
Ray
 
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Default making chateauneuf du pape

If you have some white wine you have made from various grapes (I generally
have 4 or 5) you might try blending a bit with your previous attempts. It
might give you some direction.

Ray

"LG1111" wrote in message
...
Each year I try various combinations of grapes in an attempt to make a

good
chateauneuf du pape. While the reds that I can get my hands on are good
(usually syrah, grenache, and if I'm lucky, mourvedre, I've never been

able to
get any of the authentic white grapes to blend in (Rousanne, Grenache

Blanc,
Clairette, Bourboulenc and Picardin ).

Anybody have any ideas about which white grapes might be a good complement

to
my 3 red grapes? I want to produce something that's not as heavy as a

pure red
blend, and something that might be drinkable a bit quicker.

Thanks,

Lee





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