Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2012

Terroir specs 

 

 

 

(photo/video/text by Juraj Konečný)

 

 

Short video-describtion of Galets, local "heat-exchangers".

 

 

 

Châteauneuf-du-Pape - translates as “new house of the pope” which refers to the palace in Avignon which served as a headquarters for the Catholic Church in 1400’s when a series of 9 French popes decided to serve from here rather then the Vatican. On the picture, a happy crew of winelovers exploring gelets on local vineyard.

 

 

 

 

Vignerons in Châteauneuf-du-Pape usually blend of up to 14 different approved grape varietals (red & white). Grenache usually makes up at least 2/3 and can be blended with Cinsault, Counoise, Mourvédre, Muscardine, Syrah, Terret Noir, Vaccarése (reds) + Bourboulenc, Clairette, Grenache blanc, Picardin, Picpoul, Roussanne (whites).

 

 

 

 

Short video description of the vineyards of the vignerons from Le Clos du Caillou, appellation Châteauneuf-du-Pape, history of the region, old wine and few other specs of local Terroir.