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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  • Mourvèdre

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

  • Grenache Blanc

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

  • Rousanne

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

  • 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...

Popular Wineries in Châteauneuf-du-pape View all

  • Domaine de la Solitude

    The vinyard was first cultivated by the Barbarini family in the 14th century. The Barbarini's by ...

  • Clos de l'Oratoire des Papes

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

  • Chateau de Beaucastel

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

  • Château La Nerthe

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

  • Domaine Giraud

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

  • Château Mont-Redon

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

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Châteauneuf-du-pape on Snooth

  • Last night was a good time and I'll consider it part of the weekend so I'm posting my details in this Weekend Wines topic.  We started off at the ENO Wine Bar, which is in Georgetown, Washington DC.  That was followed by a walk over to The Kennedy Center to attend a performance of "The Odyssey:  from Vietnam to America", which marks the 40th ann... Read More

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  • EM - Those steaks were covered with a home-made combination of herbs and spices ... ... a 2011 Domaine Mathieu Chateauneuf du Pape, but they brought me a 2012 bottle.  Once again we have a restaurant that isn't entirely truthful with their wine list.  However, it was a nice bottle and we think it paired well with the jumbo shrimp appetizer and... Read More

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  • Clos du Mont-Olivet Red Rhone Blend Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2008

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    This 2008 (an average vintage) from the reputable Clos du Mont-Olivet has the usual confit scent of cherry, raspberry and a hint of latex. The wine is mature (2016) with a nice Southern Rhone entry of sage, raspberry, strawberry (for some people) and rubber (not in a bad way). Finish is warm, friendly and perfect for the lamb stews of southern... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • I was going to recommend Chianti or Montalcino--friends went there recently and ... ... to Avignon and going to Chateauneuf du Pape.  David Sharp at WineMine recently was there and had no trouble getting into some wineries.  Of course he's in the business, but he's a one-shop guy, doesn't do any importing, etc.  Not talking Chambers Street or ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic One Day in Europe for Wine...


  • Domaine du Vieux Telegraphe Telegramme Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2006

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    No written review

    Wine review by Dave Mooty


  • Patrick Lesec Châteauneuf-du-Pape Pierres Dorées 2005

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    No written review

    Wine review by Dave Mooty


  • Tardieu-Laurent Chateauneuf-du-Pape Blanc Vieilles Vignes 2013

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    Light and fresh top notes redolent of juicy pear, green apple and toast with hints of more tropical fruits. Gorgeous bright lemon, green apple and chunky mango notes in the mouth, this pops with acidity on entry and keeps up the zestiness through the finish, where touches of cream and butter mellow the finish, which is oaked and very much the ca... Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Guigal Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2009

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    Pretty decent but not great CdP from Guigal. Nice dark berries on the nose along with a touch of tar. More dark fruit on the tongue - ripe plum, blackberry, black cherry, a touch of anise and medium acidity. The tannins are a bit tight and grainy, may need more air or more time in the bottle. Was hoping for a bit more complexity but that might c... Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0


  • Mas de Boislauzon Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2008

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    Strong and powerful with a strong aftertaste of meat Read More

    Wine review by ckdemarco


  • We enjoyed a nice 2010 J. V. Fleury Chateauneuf-du-Pape tonight with some ribeye steaks.  This GSM blend is 85% Grenache, 10% Syrah and 5% Mourvedre.  I suppose it would have been better to wait another few years but it tastes fine right now.  I happened to decant it a few hours and now that I've checked their web site, I see that they recommend... Read More

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