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Châteauneuf du Pape

Listed under Wine Regions in Rhone-Alps, France.

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Wine vines have been cultivated in the Châteauneuf du Pape region since the 12th Century, mostly by knights, bishops and popes – in fact it was Pope John XXII who was the gave the papal name to the appellation. The most common vines are Grenache grapes, but here they dabble in Syrah, Muscadin, Mourvèdre and Cinsault as well. Production didn't change much until the period between the two world wars when mechanical cultivation techniques started to be tested.

The medieval village, with the narrow, curving streets, huddles under the protective watch of the ruins of the ancient chateau. The buildings are in good repair though, Châteauneuf du Pape the wine attracts many visitors to Châteauneuf du Pape the town, and there are plenty of places to buy wine and learn about wine here.

Written by  Sophie Edgerton.

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