Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Châteauneuf-du-Pape is an AOC for wines made near the village of Châteauneuf-du-Pape in the Rhône wine region in southeastern France. It is the most renowned appellation of the southern part of the Rhône Valley.

The characteristic terroir of Châteauneuf-du-Pape comes from a layer of stones called galets ("pebbles"). The stone retains heat during the day and releases it at night which can have an effect of hastening the ripening of grapes.

Red Grenache is the most common variety. Grenache produces a sweet juice that can have almost a jam-like consistency when very ripe. Syrah is typically blended to provide color and spice, while Mourvèdre can add elegance and structure to the wine.
 
Châteauneuf-du-Pape red wines are often described as earthy with gamy flavors that have hints of tar and leather. The wines are considered tough and tannic in their youth but maintain their rich, spiciness as they age. The wines often exhibit aromas of dried herbs common in Provence under the name of garrigue.

 

For information on individual wines, click on the label:
 
 The Absolute. The exceptional wines in our Sélections Parcellaires range come from plots of our old vines, carefully selected for each appellation. Our approach involves leaving the soil to speak for itself, deliberately not intervening to give true picture of the terroir (the combination of soil, climate - which decides the quality of the vintage - and know-how rooted in longstanding tradition). It is here that biodynamics really comes into play.
    
      
 
  Heritage. Leading classic "crus" signed M. CHAPOUTIER and representative of their appellations in the Rhône Valley. Renowned and recognised world-wide, these vintage wines and their famous names, bear witness of a long history.
  
 
 

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