Chateauneuf du Pape Wines
Wines of Chateauneuf du PapeThe amount of wine that comes out of the Châteauneuf-du-Pape AOC may be difficult to visualize. It flows like water, in seemingly endless tides, and that’s also a way to describe the sensation of drinking one of these fine bottles. The name of this appellation translates as “the Pope’s new castle,” and that name touches upon the long history of papal involvement with the vineyards. Indeed, it was originally the work of Pope Clement V that improved the winemaking practices of the region. The terroir of the slopes decorated by these vineyards is perfect for preventing overripening and allowing the growth of many different grape varietals.
As a result, the wines that come from this region showcase a lot of diversity, although they share some signature characteristics. You can expect their reds to wash over you with a combination of leather, game, tar, and delicious dried herbs, creating a spice mixture that commands respect from even the harshest non-believers. Châteauneuf-du-Pape whites are refreshing and bold, frolicking in a field of floral notes and earthy minerals. One sip is enough to take you to this field, where the taste of almond, peach, honeysuckle and star anise simply refuses to leave your mouth.
Whether your goal is to drink as soon as possible or to collect, we’ve prepared a selection of Châteauneuf-du-Pape’s finest wines to hold your interest and satisfy your wine cravings. These are guaranteed to steal the show at any event where they make an appearance, as your guests and loved ones are left astounded. If you enjoy drinking and thinking about wine in any capacity, you will fall in love with these masterpieces.