How many wineries are there in Châteauneuf-du-Pape?
|No. of vineyards||320|
|Grapes produced||Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre, Bourboulenc, Cinsaut, Clairette blanche, Clairette rose, Counoise, Grenache blanc, Grenache gris, Muscardin, Picardan, Piquepoul blanc, Piquepoul gris, Piquepoul noir, Roussanne, Terret noir, Vaccarèse.|
|No. of wineries||180|
Does Costco sell Châteauneuf-du-Pape?
The Kirkland Signature Chateauneuf-du-Pape is available for $21.99 (Saturday Splurge) exclusively at Costco. The cost is up $2 from the previous vintage. Today’s Costco pick is a wine we’ve covered and recommended several times. The wine used to be made by Domaine de Nalys, which was even displayed on the front label.
How many vineyards are there in Châteauneuf-du-Pape?
There are 320 wine growers in Châteauneuf-du-Pape’s syndicate of vignerons. There are 7,746 acres of vineyards (3134 hectares) in the region, which produce an average 14 million bottles each year. Nearly 75% of the vineyards are dedicated to Grenache (aka Garnacha).
What does Châteauneuf-du-Pape Rouge taste like?
A great bottle of Châteauneuf-du-Pape Rouge bursts with rich raspberry and plummy fruit flavors. As it evolves, you’ll taste notes of dusted leather, game, and herbs. The Francophiles – and the actual French – call this herbal play “garrigue,” after the region’s scrubland of sage, rosemary, and lavender.
Why is it called Chateau Pape-Clément?
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.