Rhône Valley wine
Châteauneuf du Pape Oraison
Châteauneuf-du-Pape is located in the northwest part of the Vaucluse, a French department created in the late 18th century. It is named after the narrow valley where the River Sorgue rises (Vallis Clausa in Latin).
The Châteauneuf-du-Pape appellation is bordered on the west by the Rhône River, and the famous Mont Ventoux is located 40 km to the east. The town of Châteauneuf is on a hillside, and features the ancient castle at 110m altitudes. The surrounding vineyards are on rolling land and a large plateau that starts west of Mont-Redon, going eastward to its highest point in Pied Long (128 m) and finishing southward in La Crau.
Thousands of years ago, the inner seas of the secondary and tertiary eras deposited successive layers of sediment, which now form the basement of the vineyard. Then, under the effect of quaternary glaciations, the Rhone will enter a crazy race. Destroying everything in its path, it manages to tear blocks of stone from the flank of the Alps. Polished by water, this diluvium Alpin was deposited in places where the current slowed down, especially in Châteauneuf-du-Pape.
Oraison means “prayer” in French linking this delicious wine to the papal history of this ancient city area and viticulture.
Its vineyard :
The Châteauneuf du Pape vineyard specificity to benefit from a pebble floor that absorbs heat from the sun day and warm the roots at night, which gives it exceptional wine vocation.
In this vineyard, the vines benefit from a privileged sunshine mainly due to the action of the Mistral which reduces the rainfall and especially its most harmful effects.
“ Oraison 2014”
AOP 2014 Châteauneuf du Pape
Grenache- Cinsault – Syrah – Mourvèdre
Serve with barbecue, grills and any other warm spicy recipe.
Its beautiful dark color and deep, rich and gourmand. candied fruit aromas and prune underlined by a touch of liquorice and roasted notes.
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