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ChÂteauneuf du pape

One of the most beautiful appellations! 

CHÂTEAUNEUF DU PAPE

The Châteauneuf-du-pape AOC produces red and white wines, but it mainly owes its worldwide reputation to its red wines. Red Châteauneuf-du-pape can be made from multiple grape varieties (13 in all). Grenache dominates, delivering a blend of finesse and power that is the sign of great wines. As a point of interest, the village became the summer residence of the papacy in 1314 under Clement V, and it was his successor, Jean XXII, who gave the wine produced the name of "Vin du Pape", whose orders quickly increased during the festivities and with foreign embassies. Shipped in barrels to Italy, Germany, England, it even charmed across the Atlantic a few decades later. A flourishing trade and an international reputation which, with time, is the sign of great wines! Great estates contribute to the reputation of the Châteauneuf-du-pape terroir, among them we can mention E. Guigal, Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe, Domaine de la Janasse, M. Chapoutier, Maison Paul Jaboulet Ainé, Château de La Gardine, Château de Beaucastel, Domaine Chante Cigale.

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APPELLATION chateauneuf du pape


SHALL WE TASTE ?

vin rouge

Reds

With a deep purple colour and a powerful nose, this wine for cellaring has an amplitude that is fully expressed after a few years (from 4 or 5 years) with characteristic nuances of burnt wood.

vin blanc

Whites

Rarer but still excellent, white Châteauneuf du Pape wines are best drunk within 3 or 4 years. Complex in their structure due to their skilful blending, the palate is round and aromatic with again a lot of amplitude. Floral and fruity notes with sometimes a hint of dried fruit (grilled almonds). Discreetly woody.

FOOD & WINE PAIRINGS

vin rouge

Reds

Its tannic structure merits gastronomic cuisine. Red meat: big game. Ribs of beef, stews. Lamb. White meats: veal, stuffed poultry. Cassoulet. Spicy dishes: paella, tagine. Truffles. Wild mushrooms.

vin blanc

Whites

À réserver pour les mets de cuisine goûteuse. Entrée froide : saumon, homard, foie gras. Quenelles de brochet. Viandes blanches : Veau, Petite volaille (cailles), champignons sauvages. Fromages à pâte molle (brillat savarin aux truffes).

CHATEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE
A FRENCH WINE THAT IS WORTH TASTING

Chateauneuf-du-Pape is a French AOC wine produced in Vaucluse which is a wine-growing region of the southern Rhone Valley, the first French wine appellation created in 1936. The Chateauneuf-du-Pape designation of origin has the status of an independent appellation, it is the largest AOC appellation of the Rhone valley, and it is also among the most prestigious Appellations in France. The name Châteauneuf-du-Pape came from Catholic history; when the Pope moved from Rome to Avignon; which is translated as the ‘new castle of the Pope’

GRAPE VARIETIES

For the production of red Chateauneuf-du-Pape, thirteen different grape varieties can be used, which are harvested and vinified separately and finally blended into a Cuvee. The most important and dominant vine variety is Grenache with over 70 % share. It is mixed with Mourvedre and Syrah, a little amount of cinsault brings the delicacy. The first three grape varieties create a perfect balance between acidity, alcohol content, tannins, and great wines that "blend" with ageing.

Nine other grape varieties are permitted, such as the rare Counoise, Brun Argenté, Muscardin, Terret Noir, e.t.c Grenache produces wines that are comparatively low in acidity and rich in alcohol. The colour and tannin content varies because it depends on how high the proportion of dark-coloured, tannin-rich varieties such as Syrah and Mourvedre is in the Cuvee and whether the grapes have been separated from the stems or not.

The Grenache and other grape variety achieve a strong expression in Chateauneuf-du-Pape because they find here the ideal conditions perfect for them: warm soils (the driest region in Cotes du Rhone), and generous sunshine (2800 hours per year). It has warm soils because they are covered with tiny pebbles which retain heat at night which definitely keep the vines warm throughout the day, which results into the production of wines that are rich, ripe and balanced.

A red Chateauneuf-du-Pape can unfold the aromas of ripe fruits and complex spicy notes in good vintage and with favourable development. Although the wines are often drinkable when young due to the rather low tannin content of Grenache, they can be stored for a relatively long time. Even small vintages mature for ten years, top wines even mature for several decades.

WINE SERVICE

The red Chateauneuf-du-Pape can be served at a temperature between 14°C and 16°C. Aeration and decantation in a decanter are possible for this wine. For old vintages, it is strongly recommended to decant the wine one to two hours before serving, so that the wine reveals all its richness!