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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 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...

  • Grenache

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

  • Sangiovese

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

  • Syrah

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

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  • Domaine du Père Caboche

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

  • Château La Nerthe

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

  • Domaine de la Solitude

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

  • Domaine Giraud

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

  • 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...

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Châteauneuf-du-pape on Snooth

  • Domaine de Villeneuve Châteauneuf-du-Pape Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2000

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    No written review

    Wine review by alanb1108


  • For March, my tasting group explored the length of the Rhône valley.  Probably for consistency of quality, one of our best tastings to date with just about all o the wines showing well and being universally liked by all.  I was lucky to find/have access to some older vintages from estate sales and store cellars, so it made for a fun night.  Here... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Schreiner's Winers- Ain't No...


  • Les Halos de Jupiter Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2009

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    Savory, aromatic herbs on the nose and is driven by aromas of red fruit, but has black berry fruit as well. Rich and lush. It's pretty and luscious on the palate with red berries, savory herbs and truffle hints. Really lovely wine. Lavender and other florals. Complex and layered. Very tasty red and black berry fruit. Great value at $45!93... Read More

    Wine review by VegasOenophile


  • This past week the cycling pros took part in Paris-Nice, also known as the race ... The fifth stage started in Chateauneuf du Pape.The Catholic Church also welcomed a new Pope, which always reminds me of how Chateauneuf du Pape got its name (courtesy of Pope Clement V back in the 1300s).I welcomed Foxall as a guest blogger on the Lucha Vino sit... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Honoring the new Pope?


  • Domaine Chante Cigale Red Rhone Blend Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2005

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    drinkable. red. Read More

    Wine review by sundial


  • Le Clos du Caillou Chateauneuf du Pape les Safres Rouge 2009

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    Intense, wild berry, strawberry, charcoal nose; complex, wild berry, wild strawberry, garrigue, mineral palate; needs 2-3 years; medium-plus finish. 92+ points Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Vieux Donjon Chat. du Pape 2010

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    The 2010 Le Vieux Donjon showed a beautiful and highly expressive nose with aromas of black raspberry jam, charred meat, chalky minerals, dried floral notes, and wild herbs. On the palate it had velvety textures with a dark brooding feel yet somehow juicy and fresh with ripe black fruits, exotic spice, Espagnole and black pepper in the backgroun... Read More

    Wine review by Eric Guido


  • Clos du Mont Olivet Chateauneuf du Pape le Petit Mont 2010

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    Wine review by alanb1108


  • Clos du Mont Olivet Chateauneuf du Pape le Petit Mont 2010

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    Red Rhone BlendOptions1/15/2013 - I LIKE THIS WINE: 91 points (Edit)On the nose I found ripe berries, fig, tobacco, and a hint of mint giving it an alluring airiness. On the palate, it was juicy, ripe--fun, with blackberry jam, cherry, spice notes and a soft, plush personality. The finish was long with staining blackberry fruit and a hint of tan... Read More

    Wine review by Eric Guido


  • Domaine Clos du Mont Chateauneuf du Pape Clos du Mont-Olivet 2010

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    No written review

    Wine review by alanb1108


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