Paul Avril et Fils

Paul Avril et Fils

With Vincent Avril at the helm, Clos des Papes is one of the most highly regarded properties; not only in Châteauneuf-du-Pape, but in the world of wine. This family estate has been certified organic for 15 years, with high attention to detail translating into impressively low production levels. Given that the vines here average over 50 years of age, they are firmly prepared and able to withstand many ordeals, including Mistral winds at 140 kilometres an hour, severe heatwaves and drought conditions. Thankfully, they were spared from the latter two in 2020.

When you visit this iconic estate, what stands out most is the complete focus on the vineyard and the absolutely hands-off approach in the cellar. The wines are amongst the purest expression of terroir you could ever wish to taste. There is a magic here that transcends the liquid in the bottle – Clos des Papes is a nonpareil of sheer brilliance.

Vincent is exceptionally happy with his ’20 wines, saying, “I can tell you ’20 is, I think, a great year that will stand the test of time. A very balanced, fine vintage with great freshness, silky tannins and good length in the mouth. Everything was climatically united, both for the red and the white. Currently, ’20 reminds me of ’05 and ’07.”

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2018 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc, Clos des Papes, Paul Avril & Fils, Rhône
White
2018
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£85.00 – bottle (75cl)
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2016 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc, Clos des Papes, Paul Avril & Fils, Rhône
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2016
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2016 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Rouge, Clos des Papes, Paul Avril & Fils, Rhône
Red
2016
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2012 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Rouge, Clos des Papes, Paul Avril et Fils
Red
2012
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2007 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Rouge, Clos des Papes, Paul Avril & Fils, Rhône
Red
2007
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2008 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Rouge, Clos des Papes, Paul Avril & Fils, Rhône
Red
2008
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2015 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Rouge, Clos des Papes, Paul Avril & Fils, Rhône
Red
2015
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2009 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Rouge, Clos des Papes, Paul Avril & Fils, Rhône
Red
2009
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2009 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc, Clos des Papes, Paul Avril & Fils, Rhône
White
2009
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2013 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Rouge, Clos des Papes, Paul Avril & Fils, Rhône
Red
2013
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2017 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Rouge, Clos des Papes, Paul Avril & Fils, Rhône
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2017
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2005 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Rouge, Clos des Papes, Paul Avril & Fils, Rhône
Red
2005
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2011 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Rouge, Clos des Papes, Paul Avril & Fils, Rhône
Red
2011
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2006 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Rouge, Clos des Papes, Paul Avril & Fils, Rhône
Red
2006
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15.0% Alcohol
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2010 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc, Clos des Papes, Paul Avril & Fils, Rhône
White
2010
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15.0% Alcohol
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2014 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Rouge, Clos des Papes, Paul Avril & Fils, Rhône
Red
2014
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14.0% Alcohol
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2014 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc, Clos des Papes, Paul Avril & Fils, Rhône
White
2014
Ready, but will improve
Full Bodied
Dry
14.0% Alcohol
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2010 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Rouge, Clos des Papes, Paul Avril & Fils, Rhône
Red
2010
Ready, but will improve
Full Bodied
Dry
15.5% Alcohol
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