Châteauneuf-du-pape Wine

Chateauneuf du Pape

Chateauneuf du Pape is the best-known appellation in the Southern Rhone. It takes its name from the Pope’s residence in Avignon during the 14th Century; it translates roughly as “the Pope’s new castle.”

The wines are typically full-bodied, ripe reds, though some white wine is made from Grenache Blanc, Clairette, Roussanne, and Bourboulenc. About 13 grape varieties are permitted, but Grenache is the most important by a wide margin. Other widely planted ones include Mourvedre, Syrah, and Cinsaut. Ch. de Beaucastel, one of the best producers of Chateaneuf du Pape, makes a point of cultivating all 13 permitted varieties.

– Description from Hana Choi

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  • Grenache

    You’re a member of the ‘Rhône Ranger’ band. Your groupies think you’re ‘hot’, even when you're boozy and "strung out"...

  • Rousanne

    History of the grape: Roussanne likely gets its name from the light brown color of its skin (“roux” in French). Rouss...

  • Mourvèdre

    History of the grape: Monastrell is a native of Spain, first grown in Murviedro near Valencia, and was eventually bro...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • Grenache Blanc

    History of the grape: Grenache Blanc is thought to be a mutation of Grenache Noir, more often referred to as just Gre...

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  • Château des Fines Roches

    The important number of grapes that make this wine gives it a complex nose, in which we find sm...

  • Cellier des Princes

    The vineyards of the Cellier des Princes, which is the only co-operative on the Châteauneuf du Pa...

  • Domaine de Nalys

    It´s a way of seeing things, being open to new ideas, never taking anything for granted, not bein...

  • Domaine Chante Cigale

    Le Domaine de Chante Cigale is in the family since the XIX° century, where the generations of vin...

  • Clos de l'Oratoire des Papes

    Patience, know-how, observation, intuition...these are the skills required to make and age our wi...

  • Domaine Giraud

    The 'domaine' saw the light of day thanks to Pierre and Mireille's zeal and two families coming t...

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Châteauneuf-du-pape on Snooth

  • Well, the example that comes most quickly to mind is VJB Cellars. Since I moved here, the prices of their wines have gone up steadily (roughly doubling) and I wonder if the quality of the wine has improved as much over the last ten years. During the same period, the company has spent how many millions building their hewn-stone tasting room and e... Read More

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  • Les Clefs d'Or Chateauneuf du Pape 2009

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    This little gem from the 2009 vintage is perfect for drinking now: the nose evokes sweet cherry on a bed of wild herbs and a hint of cake spice, and the entry is cherry with a touch of cola and allspice. Finish is soft and slightly off-dry... perfect balance with mild tannin. 89. Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • Anselme Châteauneuf-du-Pape la Fiole du Pape 2008

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    Wine review by fusslips


  • Mont Redon Chateauneuf du Pape 2009

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    A little rust at the edges. Needed 24 hours of decanting to open up. At seven years the fruit has diminished and was a solid wine with prime rib on Christmas day. Read More

    Wine review by RandyFisher


  • Chateauneuf du Pape Armand Dartois 1991

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    I bought this bottle of wine from the website ... for £6.Chateauneuf du Pape was one of the first AOC's set up when that system was created in the early 30's.It is located in the Avignon/Orange area of the southern Rhone valley where it is the most prestigious appellation.Chateauneuf du Pape roughly translates as 'the Pope's new palace ' becaus... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Terres de Galets Chateauneuf du Pape

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    I had been struggling with mediocre wines till this bottle. upon first sip I just said, "ahhhhh" what a great wine. Read More

    Wine review by Pickit4flavor


  • LV - Yes, that Chateauneuf-du-Pape was from me.  Enjoy.   Read More

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  • For some people, the food and wine pairing is an art and of utmost ... like ... like Grenache/Syrah, or even Chateauneuf du Pape.  Beef can take on Cab sav, etc.  This may be a little much to consider, so my advice would be to ask your server or sommelier (if they have one) as to a wine pairing with your meal choice.&nbs Read More

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  • Cooked up some nice veal piccata, pasta and sugar snap peas for dinner tonight and popped this bottle.This is a most excellent Chateauneuf-du-Pape blanc at a very reasonable price.  Ripe peach and a bit of some kind of floral note on the nose. Rich, ripe peach, a bit of creme brulee, light touch of butterscotch, somewhat waxy on the tongue, medi... Read More

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  • Ogier Heritages Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2012

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    Wine review by tomhontz


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  • WHat can you say about the Cru De La Vallee Du Rhone, 2007, Vaucluse, CdP?

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