Cards of Wine

Châteauneuf-du-Pape (France)

Châteauneuf-du-Pape is a commune in south-east France.

Flavors

Red Cherry
Red
Cherry
Black Cherry
Black
Cherry
Raspberry
Raspberry
Blackberry
Blackberry
Blueberry
Blueberry
Black Currant
Black
Currant
Pepper
Pepper
Licorice
Licorice

Oak Added Flavors:

Vanilla
Vanilla
Spices
Spices
Leather
Leather
Tobacco
Tobacco

Red and Black Cherries and Red and Blue Berries are typical Châteauneuf-du-Pape flavors.

Hints of Pepper and Licorice are typical.

Profile

Châteauneuf-du-Pape is known for a perfect balance between fruit, tannins, and acidity:

BODYMedium
TANNINSMedium
FRUITMedium
ACIDITYMedium
Serving temperature:
17-18°C (63-64°F)

Food Pairing

Antipasti
Tapas
Salami
Salami
Ham
Ham
Pizza
Pizza
Soups
Cassoulets
Chicken
Chicken
Duck
Duck
Rabbit
Rabbit
Pork
Pork
Lamb
Lamb
Veal
Veal
Deer
Game

Châteauneuf-du-Pape wines should be paired with rich flavors.

They pair perfectly with rich Stews, Cassoulets and Marinated Asian (Not Spicy).

They also love BBQ and Grilled Meat (Beef. Veal. Pork. Chicken. Game).

Pairing Suggestions

Excellent Pairing:
Tapas. Cured Meat.
Pizza. Hamburger.
Stews. Cassoulets. Goulash.
Sausages. Pepper Sauce.
Asian Marinated Dishes (Not Spicy).
Lamb. Lamb Shanks.
Game in Cherry Sauce.
Roast. BBQ. Pork. Rabbit. Game.
Poultry. Rich Chicken. Turkey.
Duck. Roasted Duck with Plum.

Cheese:
Manchego. Cheddar. Gouda (Smoked). Pecorino. Asiago.

About

Châteauneuf-du-Pape is a very famous French red wine with a complex taste. It is a blend of many grape varieties, but the three dominant ones are Grenache (70%), Syrah, and Mourvèdre.

A French pope is a part of history of the wine. In 1308, Pope Clement V, former Archbishop of Bordeaux, relocated the papacy to the town of Avignon, and Châteauneuf-du-Pape means "The Pope's new castle".

AOC

Châteauneuf-du-Pape is a French AOC wine (Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée) located around the village of Châteauneuf-du-Pape in the Southern Rhône region of France.

It is one of the most renowned appellations in the world.

The Ideal Glass

The Bordeaux glass is the perfect glass for medium to full bodied red wines.

It is taller than other red wine glasses, and has a slimmer bowl.

The slimmer bowl sends the wine directly to the back of the mouth for maximum taste.