Appellation Châteauneuf du Pape

The Châteauneuf-du-Pape appellation is located in the southern part of the Rhône Valley, between Orange and Avignon.

Today among the best known producers on the Châteauneuf-du-Pape appellation: Château de Beaucastel, Henri Bonneau, M. ChapoutierClos des PapesDomaine de la JanasseDomaine de La MordoréeLa NertheRayas, Roger Sabon, Domaine du Vieux Télégraph.

Rolled pebbles, gravel or sand are the characteristic soils of the appellation. There are 13 typical grape varieties of the vineyard, the 3 main in terms of volumes produced are: Grenache, Mourvèdre and Syrah.

Formerly called Châteauneuf-Calcernier, it was Joseph Ducos (owner of Château la Nerthe) who campaigned to rename the town "Châteauneuf-du-Pape". The vineyard is indeed dominated by the castle in which the Popes of Avignon came to spend the summer.

The best vintages of the Châteauneuf du Pape appellation: 

Among the best vintages of the appellation there are the 1929 vintage and 1961 great wines. The great vintages of 1978, 1985, 1988 or even the vintage wine 1989, 1990, 1995 and the wines of 1998, which are considered to be the best. Finally, the 2000, 2001, 2005 and 2011 vintages offer very great wines.

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