Châteauneuf du Pape

Châteauneuf du Pape bottle

When the Papacy was established in Avignon in the 14th century, Châteauneuf-du-Pape was selected to be the Pope’s summer residence. The seven successive Popes encouraged the wine production and the expanding of the vineyards. The strict way in which wine has been produced has remained a constant factor throughout the history of these vineyards, and acted as the basis for certain provisions when the AOC legislation was being drawn up. Châteauneuf-du-Pape was designated a local appellation in 1936.

October 5, 2015 | Food & Beverage World
Blackberry, currant, and dark cherry aromas mingle with traces of dark chocolate, anise, and spice on the nose. Flavors of cherries, bramble fruits, and plums interweave with nuances of white pepper, cocoa, and anise on the palate. Smooth and dark, with ample fruit and mellowed tannins, fans of supple Rhone blends ought to try this bottle.
  • Winemaking

    High-precision vinification with the temperature strictly maintained at 28°C, and what is known as ‘pumping-over’ to encourage contact between the grape skins and the juice. This is how the grape color and many aromatic compounds are transmitted to the wine. Maceration lasts between 3 weeks and a month.

  • Nose

    Aromas of spices, indicating a promising first palate.

  • Palate

    A refined wine combining power and elegance. An impressive array of complex aromas: spices, liquorice, cacao, black fruits and smoky notes, with very appreciable length.

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