One of the most beautiful appellations!
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.