Learn About Chante Perdrix
The domain Chante-Perdrix was created by Stephen Pécoul in 1896. Today Frédéric and Guy Nicolet (third and fourth generations) operate the 18 acres around the property. Year after year, production is 550 hectoliters in red and 40 hectoliters in white.
The vines with an average age of 45 years are in the area south of the appellation on pebbles by the Rhone. A high percentage of Grenache (80%) fermented with the syrah, mourvedre and Muscardin gives powerful wines with an intense ruby color.
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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