Bonpas Châteauneuf-du-Pape Reserve, Rhône, France, 2013
Overview of the Wine
When the Papacy was established in Avignon in the 14th century, Châteauneuf-du-Pape was selected to be the Pope’s summer residence. The seven successive Popes encouraged the wine production and the expanding of the vineyards. The strict way in which wine has been produced has remained a constant factor throughout the history of these vineyards, and acted as the basis for certain provisions when the AOC legislation was being drawn up. Châteauneuf-du-Pape was designated a local appellation in 1936.
Grape / Blend
13 grape varieties may be used in the composition of Châteauneuf du Pape.
This wine is made with Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre (Rhône Blend).
A refined wine combining power and elegance. An impressive array of complex aromas: spices, liquorice, cacao, black fruits and smoky notes, with very appreciable length.
Intense cherry red with deep purple highlights. On this nose, subtle hints of black fruit. A warm, powerful wine combining flavors of mild spices, black olives and stone fruits. Ample and generous, with velvety tannins and a very long finish.
Pairs well with filet of beef with chanterelle mushroom, grilled duck breast or a wide range of cheeses.