Learn About Domaine St.-Prefert
In the 1920's, Mr. Fernand Serre pharmacist in Avignon, discovered that a small piece of vineyard in Chateauneuf-du Pape bore his name: the Serres area. As a respectful winelover, he purchased about 80 hectares of vines, at the southern tip of the village of Chateauneuf.
Mr. Serre had been secretly dreaming for years of becoming a winter. He quickly built the winery and learned...
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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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