Clos des Papes Châteauneuf-du-Pape
Clos des Papes is a renowned winery located in the Châteauneuf-du-Pape region of the southern Rhône valley in France. The winery produces both red and white wines using a blend of traditional grape varieties, including Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre, Cinsault, Clairette, Roussanne, and Bourboulenc.
The winery has been owned and operated by the Avril family for several generations, and it is known for its commitment to quality and attention to detail in the winemaking process. The vineyards are located on a variety of soil types, including sand, limestone, and clay, which helps to impart unique flavours and characteristics to the wines.
Clos des Papes Châteauneuf-du-Pape is the winery's flagship wine, and it is widely regarded as one of the finest expressions of the Châteauneuf-du-Pape appellation. The red wine is a blend of Grenache, Syrah, and Mourvèdre, with small amounts of other traditional varieties, and it is aged in large oak casks for up to 18 months before bottling. The wine is known for its complex aromas of dark fruit, spices, and herbs, as well as its full-bodied and richly textured palate.
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