Learn About Clos de l'Oratoire
Since acquisition by Ogier in 2000, the reputation of Clos de l’Oratoire des
Papes has grown across five continents, yet is still crafted in respect to a great
heritage. The distinctive label, created in 1928, has remained unchanged to this
day. A continuous quest for perfection has been honoured by the international
press, making Clos de l’Oratoire des Papes a reference wine in Châteauneuf-du-
Pape, and a presence in top restaurants and exclusive retailers.
Learn About Chateauneuf-du-Pape
(shah-too-NUHF due Pahp) Southern Rhone's landmark region, Chateauneuf du Pape, was the first region to gain AC status in France. That was the 1920s - it's history goes much further back than that. As the name suggests, the wine region was named after the new papal home, referring to the period of time in the 1300's when the pope resided in Avignon instead of Rome. Notable Facts...
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Learn About Rhone Red Blends
The Rhone region of France has a delightful selection of red varieties. There are 22 grapes allowed in the Rhone AOC, about half of them red. Most of these varieties are used as secondary blending partners, often comprising less than 10% of the blend. The primary red players of Rhone blends are Syrah, Grenache and Mourvedre. Most wines from the Southern Rhone use Grenache as their...
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