REGION: Luberon, Rhone, France
VARIETIES: Clairette, Grenache Blanc
One of Jaded Palates' flagship domaines - it rather has to be, given this is where Ian learned his craft! Nestles in the Southern Rhone, but with North-facing slopes, La Citadelle is a real amalgam of styles: both warming and rich, yet clean and pure at the same time. Northern Rhone freshness with Southern Rhone charm, if you will. The Luberon is an up-and-coming sub-region of the Rhone, and those looking for value, you couldn't find a better example than La Citadelle.