A touch of taste

Maison Castel introduces you to the appellations on which the worldwide reputation of French wine is based. These feature among the best known appellations in France, and are as capable of dazzling the most knowledgeable wine enthusiast as they are of impressing anyone looking for something new and different. Did you know that Chardonnay grapes are used to make Chablis wine ?

Châteauneuf-du-Pape


Appearance : strong crimson
Nose : notes of ripe red and black fruit and spices
Palate : well developed tannins, showing notes of roasting and black fruit. Full-bodied on the palate with a long-lingering finish
Serve : between 16-18°C
Best enjoyed : within 3-6 years
Food-wine pairings : grilled red meats, chanterelle mushrooms, strong cheeses
Recommended dish : Prime rib with « Fleur de Syrah»

Origin

The Châteauneuf du Pape AOC is one of the oldest and most well known in the Rhône Valley. The region’s Mediterranean climate, low rainfall and typical pebble soil provide ideal conditions for viticulture.

Vinification

After a long pre-fermenation maceration to extract the aromatic compounds from the skins, vinification is conducted at a controlled temperature. 3-5 months ageing allows the tannins to soften and gives the wine its spicy, oaky and silky character.

Maison Castel, Touch of France wines, simple, easy to choose and pleasant to taste.

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