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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Varietals Produced in Châteauneuf-du-pape View all

  • Mourvèdre

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

  • Grenache

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

  • Syrah

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

  • Sangiovese

    Prounounced “San-joh-vay-say,” this Italian wine varietal is Tuscany’s #1 red wine grape. It’s the pistol of Central ...

  • Grenache Blanc

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

Popular Wineries in Châteauneuf-du-pape View all

  • Château La Nerthe

    Château La Nerthe is the oldest producer in Châteauneuf-du-Pape, producing wine since 1560. The w...

  • Cellier des Princes

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

  • Chateau de Beaucastel

    In 1321, under the reign of Pope John XXII, four barrels were brought from the papal cellar in...

  • Château Mont-Redon

    We have been cultivating the Mont-Redon vineyard for four generations now, with most respect for ...

  • Domaine Chante Cigale

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

  • Domaine du Père Caboche

    For generations my family has been both wine growers and blacksmiths. My father Théophile Boisson...

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Châteauneuf-du-pape on Snooth

  • Elisabeth Chambellan Châteauneuf-du-Pape Vielles Vignes 2003

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    nice Read More

    Wine review by testscreen


  • I started an old [1993] bottle of Chateauneuf-du-Pape from Les Vignobles Elie Jeune which I have to report was absolutely lovely Read More

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight?


  • Chateauneuf-du-Pape les Vignobles Elie Jeune 1993

    Snoothrank:

    This bottle was part of a lot I bought on the website www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/64390. Chateauneuf-du-Pape was the very first AOC created when that system was set up in 1932.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 Po... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Sandra and I enjoyed our second example of Chateauneuf-du-Pape last night, not too long after picking it up at the Crystal City Wine Shop.  I'm posting it here in the Weekend Wine topic because Friday night feels like a weekend to me.  The wine is still relatively young of course (2011) but I am an impatient one.  Overall impression was a well b... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Weekend Wines


  • Well, the opera Salome was quite a performance.  We were in the first row, right behind the orchestra pit.  The conductor's head was at our level, perhaps 3 feet from me.  I've never been so close to a conductor while he led the orchestra.  That also put us very close to the stage of course, so we saw every detail but of course the opera was per... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Weekend Wines


  • OK DV - I'm going to use that expression. Out here where there are lots of ... stuff like St. Emillion and Chateauneuf du Pape is no good with food. Interesting idea, but wron Read More

    Forum post in the topic No clue about Wine Terminology


  • QUOTEPardon my contrarianism, AOK, but are your really denigrating transparency ... grapes are involved. Chateauneuf Du Pape is an odd duck among the other wine regions in France. Most regions are legally allowed to grow only one grape. Some are allowed more than one: perhaps 2 or 4. But CdP had 18. 18?? What's even more odd is that they don't ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Aspiring wine lover


  • Chateau de Vaudieu Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2010

    Snoothrank:

    Mighty fine CdP. Crushed black cherry, subtle chocolate and a touch of anise on the palate, with a slight hint of menthol on the nose. There's medium grained tannins along with some medium acidity to balance out the ripe dark fruit on the medium to long finish. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0


  • Okay, back to what we've been buying lately:  Bought two bottles of ... '10 Domaine la Roquete Chateauneuf du Pape for $26.  Not quite daily drinking range, but not a big stretch.  I've gone in big, for me, on '10 CdP with about 13 bottles now.  I'll start drinking them next year.  I really liked the '04 of this wine, and was a little disappoi... Read More

    Forum post in the topic What have you bought lately?


  • Chateau la Nerthe Chteauneuf du Pape Rouge Vallée du Rhône Châteauneuf du Pape France 2004

    Snoothrank:

    Just an awesome CdP. Layers of dark fruit and spice but not hot or jammy. Silky but with great acidity. This is really hitting its stride. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0


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