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"...

  • Grenache Blanc

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

  • Mourvèdre

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

  • 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...

Popular Wineries in Châteauneuf-du-pape View all

  • 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 ...

  • Chateau de Beaucastel

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

  • Domaine Chante Cigale

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

  • Domaine de la Solitude

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

  • 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

  • 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


  • Domaine Roger Sabon Cuvee Reservee Chateauneuf-du-Pape 1999

    Snoothrank:

    I bought this bottle of wine as part of a lot on the website www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/58584.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 '... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Chateau la Nerthe Chateauneuf Chateauneuf du Pape 2006

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    Simply one of the best Chateauneuf du Pape wines available and a beautiful vineyard. Read More

    Wine review by acakeandwine


  • Ogier Caves des Papes Chateauneuf du Pape Clos de l'Oratoire des Papes Blanc 2012

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    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002


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