Le Vieux Donjon Blanc which made its debut in 1993, is made from 50% Roussanne and 50% Clairette. The wine is completely aged in stainless steel tanks for 6 months. With only 1 hectare of vines, the production is quite small, on average, they produce about 300 cases of wine per vintage.
Hints of white peach, pineapple, melon and lime appear on the nose of the 2019 Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc, a tank-aged blend of Clairette and Roussanne. It's medium to full-bodied, showing some warmer, riper notes of peach on the mid-palate, then balancing those with hints of white pepper and citrus on the long, mouthwatering finish.
93 points, Wine Advocate (September 2020)
Always a terrific effort, the 2019 Châteauneuf Du Pape Blanc boasts a light gold color as well as a vibrant nose of juicy citrus, tart pineapple, white flowers, and a kiss of honeysuckle. With medium-bodied richness of bright spine acidity and terrific balance, it’s a fabulous Châteauneuf du Pape white to enjoy over the coming 2 to 4 years.
93 points, JebDunnuck.com (June 2020)
Quite a firm yellow robe; has a good, clear traditional Châteauneuf aroma founded on ripe white fruit with an implicit oiliness of the South, and a secure depth. It’s not overtly aromatic, is more de la terre than the sky. The palate links well, runs with classy gras, great upholstery, the richness prolonging well, into a more upbeat, citrus tang finale. This purrs along most winningly, is a top 2019 Châteauneuf. It merits a large glass and a cracking fish: it’s STGT, ace Châteauneuf that is broad and notably long, really well orchestrated and true. There’s a hint of reduction, so it can be decanted.
5 stars, DrinkRhone.com (June 2020)