As with many houses in the region, the cepage for the red wine at Clos des Papes is based on a majority of Grenache, with smaller quantities of Mourvedre and Syrah. The remainder of the blend consists of small amounts of some of the lesser-known varietals approved in the appellation, namely Muscardin, Counoise and Vacarèse. The wines spend their infancy in tank and are then transferred to large foudres for an élevage which lasts approximately 14-15 months.
Blend: 65% Grenache, 20% Mourvedre, 10% Syrah and 5% other grapes
The 2005 vintage of this wine was ranked #1 on the Wine Spectator's Top 10 Wines of 2007