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Châteauneuf-du-Pape Wine

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Famous for its full-bodied, seductive and spicy reds with flavor and aroma characteristics reminiscent of black cherry, baked raspberry, garrigue, olive tapenade, lavender and baking spice, Châteauneuf-du-Pape is the leading sub-appellation of the southern Rhône River Valley. Large pebbles resembling river rocks, called "galets" in French, dominate most of the terrain. The stones hold heat and reflect it back up to the low-lying gobelet-trained vines. Though the galets are typical, they are not prominent in every vineyard. Chateau Rayas is the most obvious deviation with very sandy soil.

According to law, eighteen grape varieties are allowed in Châteauneuf-du-Pape and most wines are blends of some mix of these. For reds, Grenache is the star player with Mourvedre and Syrah coming typically second. Others used include Cinsault, Counoise and occasionally Muscardin, Vaccarèse, Picquepoul Noir and Terret Noir.

Only about 6-7% of wine from Châteauneuf-du-Pape is white wine. Blends and single-varietal bottlings are typically based on the soft and floral Grenache Blanc but Clairette, Bourboulenc and Roussanne are grown with some significance.

The wine of Chateauneuf-du-Pape takes its name from the relocation of the papal court to Avignon. The lore says that after moving in 1309, Pope Clément V (after whom Chateau Pape-Clément in Pessac-Léognan is named) ordered that vines were planted. But it was actually his successor, John XXII, who established the vineyards. The name however, Chateauneuf-du-Pape, translated as "the pope's new castle," didn’t really stick until the 19th century.

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    Chateau de Beaucastel Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2000
    Rhone Red Blends from Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Rhone, France
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  • Clos des Papes Chateauneuf-du-Pape (stained label) 2000 Front Label
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  • Domaine de la Mordoree Chateauneuf-du-Pape La Reine des Bois 2000 Front Label
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  • Domaine de la Mordoree Chateauneuf-du-Pape La Reine des Bois (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2000  Front Label
    Domaine de la Mordoree Chateauneuf-du-Pape La Reine des Bois (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2000
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  • Domaine de Beaurenard Chateauneuf-du-Pape Boisrenard Rouge 2000 Front Label
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  • Domaine du Vieux Telegraphe Chateauneuf-du-Pape La Crau (stained label) 2000 Front Label
    Domaine du Vieux Telegraphe Chateauneuf-du-Pape La Crau (stained label) 2000
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  • Guigal Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2000 Front Label
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  • Domaine Bois de Boursan Chateauneuf-du-Pape Cuvee Felix 2000 Front Label
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  • Domaine Charvin Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2000 Front Label
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  • Domaine de Marcoux Chateauneuf-du-Pape Vieilles Vignes 2000
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  • Chateau Cabrieres Chateauneuf-du-Pape La Lettre a Louis Arnaud Les Silex 2000 Front Label
    Chateau Cabrieres Chateauneuf-du-Pape La Lettre a Louis Arnaud Les Silex 2000
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  • Paul Autard Cote Ronde Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2000 Front Label
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  • Domaine de la Janasse Chateauneuf-du-Pape Vieilles Vignes 2000 Front Label
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  • Andre Brunel Chateauneuf-du-Pape Les Cailloux Centenaire 2000 Front Label
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  • Domaine Pierre Usseglio et Fils Chateauneuf-du-Pape Mon Aieul 2000 Front Label
    Domaine Pierre Usseglio et Fils Chateauneuf-du-Pape Mon Aieul 2000
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  • Domaine Raymond Usseglio Chateauneuf-du-Pape Cuvee Imperiale 2000 Front Label
    Domaine Raymond Usseglio Chateauneuf-du-Pape Cuvee Imperiale 2000
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