What grapes are in Chateauneuf-du-Pape?

What grapes are in Châteauneuf-du-Pape?

Châteauneuf-du-Pape is a historic village between the towns of Orange and Avignon, in France’s southern Rhône Valley. It is famous for powerful, full-bodied red wine, largely made from the classic southern Rhône grape trio of Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre.

Why is Chateau nerve du Pape expensive?

The vineyards are famously covered in ‘galets’ or ‘pudding stones’, large pebbles that absorb the sun’s heat by day and release it overnight, thus helping ripen grapes to produce wines of generally high alcohol. For many people Châteauneuf-du-Pape will be amongst the most expensive wines they will ever buy.

Which is the best Châteauneuf-du-Pape wine?

10 Best Chateauneuf du Papes To Buy In 2021

  1. 2010 Domaine du Pegau Chateauneuf-du-Pape Cuvee Inspiration.
  2. 2007 Domaine de la Janasse Chateauneuf-du-Pape Cuvee XXL.
  3. 1989 Domaine du Vieux Telegraphe Chateauneuf-du-Pape La Crau.
  4. 2011 Chateau Rayas Chateauneuf-du-Pape Reserve.
  5. 2007 Clos des Papes Chateauneuf-du-Pape.

How many grapes are in Châteauneuf-du-Pape?

13 different grapes
Châteauneuf-du-Pape is a French wine appellation known for its bold Grenache-based red blends. Officially, the region makes both red and white wines with up to 13 different grapes. (Unofficially, there are 20 varieties used in the region!).

How many grapes are permitted in Châteauneuf-du-Pape?

18 different grapes
Although, Châteauneuf is also famous for being one of the rare appellations to allow a huge variety of grape varieties (including red AND white grapes) to be blended together to make red wines. The appellation of Châteauneuf allows up to 18 different grapes to be used under the Châteauneuf-du-Pape AOP regulations.

What makes Châteauneuf-du-Pape special?

Châteauneuf-du-Pape’s Special Blends Each wine growing region in France has its “thing” when it comes to winemaking. The “thing” in Châteauneuf-du-Pape is that each wine must be a blend from grapes grown in the actual commune of Châteauneuf or in one of four specific adjoining communes.

Which year Châteauneuf-du-Pape is best?

The Best Vintages of Chateauneuf du Pape 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2012, 2010, 2009, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2003, 2001, 2000, 1998, 1995, 1990, 1989, 1988, 1985, 1981, 1978, 1970 and 1961. Keep in mind, most wines from Chateauneuf du Pape are at their best during their first 8 to 12 years of life.

What grapes are in Fitou?

Carignan is traditionally the signature grape variety in Fitou. Today it shares prominence with Grenache. Together this pair must make up at least 60 percent of any blend, with at least 20 percent of each. The Mourvèdre and/or Syrah varieties may account for up to 20 percent.

What does Chateauneuf mean in English?

New Castle
The current French name of “Châteauneuf” (English: “New Castle”) is derived from this early Latin name and not from the ruined 14th-century castle that towers above the village.

Is Châteauneuf-du-Pape a Burgundy?

Chateauneuf du Pape – Burgundy Wine Company.

What is a good year for Châteauneuf-du-Pape?