A focus on Châteauneuf-du-Pape

The famous Châteauneuf-du-Pape vineyard covered in its characteristic pebbly and sandy soil

Châteauneuf-du-Pape is one of the most well known wine regions in the world. 

 It is famous for its powerful, full-bodied red wine, largely made from the classic southern Rhône grape trio of Syrah, Grenache and Mourvèdre.

But why is it one of the most recognised names in the wine world? Well apart from producing big wines with plenty of personality Châteauneuf-du-Pape is known to be the first "appellation" in France. (a geographical name (as of a region, village, or vineyard) under which a winegrower is authorised to identify and market wine).

Its rules and regulations form the blueprint for many other prestigious appellations all over the world. Add to this that there are some producers with a substantial reputation and you can start to see why its so popular.

Christmas time is where Châteauneuf-du-Pape really comes to the forefront and that's why we are super excited to share the details with you on two small parcels we have recently picked up - so keep your eyes peeled!

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