This is the most famous appellation of the southern Rhone and also one of the best-known in France and abroad. Its rise to fame goes back to the presence of the papal seat in Avignon from 1309 to 1376. It was Pope John XXII who developed the chateau, which is today in ruins.
|Wine maker notes
|Complex, intense notes of macerated red berries, blended with sweet spices and a final hint of garrigue. Powerful and warm attack, with a spicy, hot finish.
The vineyards of Chateauneuf du Pape are the most famous of all the appellations of the southern Rhone. Jaboulet's Les Cedres is sourced from vines that average 45 years planted in extremely stony soils made up of limestone and red clay.