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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  • Rousanne

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

  • Syrah

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

  • Grenache

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

  • 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...

Popular Wineries in Châteauneuf-du-pape View all

  • Domaine de Nalys

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

  • Domaine de la Solitude

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

  • Cellier des Princes

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

  • 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...

  • Domaine Chante Cigale

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

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Châteauneuf-du-pape on Snooth

  • 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


    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

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  • Chateau Beaucastel Chateauneuf-du-Pape Rouge 2008


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  • Chateau Beaucastel Chateauneuf-du-Pape Rouge 2008


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  • Chateau Beaucastel Chateauneuf-du-Pape Rouge 2008


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


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  • Patrick Lesec Châteauneuf-du-Pape Pierres Dorées 2005


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


    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


    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

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