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Chateauneuf du Pape

The Châteauneuf du Pape is the most famous Côtes du Rhône wine. The "Coteaux" (slope) of Châteauneuf du Pape is between Orange and Avignon cities, in one of the most beautiful landscapes of Provence. The Popes used to have their summer residence there in Châteauneuf du Pape (Pope in french).

The Châteauneuf du Pape wine is thick, harsh, powerful and richly colored. Red wine only, it is elaborated with 13 authorized and controlled grape-varieties among which Syrah, Grenache and Clairette.

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Châteaneuf du Pape wine information :

Name: Appellation Châteauneuf du Pape Controlée
Location: Just a few miles north of Avignon city
Places: Châteauneuf du Pape and Orange, Sorgues, Courthèzon
Soil: Quartz stones
Sandy red clay
Size: 3,100 ha (7,600 acres)

13.5 million bottles
only 1% white wine !

Grapes in Châteauneuf:

13 grape varieties:
Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre, Cinsault, Muscardin, Cournoise, Clairette, Bourboulenc, Picpoul, Roussanne, Terret Noir, Picardan, Vaccarese

Type of wines: Full body red wine
Age: 5 to 20 years
2005, 2004, 2003, 2000, 1998, 1995, 1990, 1989, 1988

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