The grapes in Chateauneuf-du-Pape

January 14, 2011
In some appellations in France for example the crus in Bourgogne and the most famous appellations in the Northern Rhone only one grape variety is allowed for red wines (Pinot Noir and Syrah). In Bordeaux 2 varieties are mainly used: Cabernet Saugvignon and Merlot. In Southern France and especially in the Rhone Valley are traditionally used many different varieties.
Already in the 19th century many different varieties was used in Chateauneuf du Pape. It’s known which varieties were planted at La Nerthe after the Phylloxera about 1880:
“Giving liquor, heat and the marrowy: Grenache and Cinsault in the maximum proportion of two tenth.
Giving solidity, preserve, colour and a refreshing taste: Mourvèdre, Syrah, Muscardin and Camarèse (Vaccarese) (four tenth).
Giving vinosity, approval, freshness and a particular bouquet: Counoise and Picpoul (three tenth)
Bringing the smoothness, fire and the brilliance: Clairette and Bourboulenc (one tenth)”.
All the 10 mentioned varieties became allowed grapes when the rules of the appellation was decided 40 years later. At that time 3 more was included: Terret Noir, Picardan and Roussanne.
In some appellations in Southern France there are some grape varieties which have to be used in minimum or maximum parts of the blend. This is not the case in Chateauneuf du Pape. You are alloved to use one variety alone or whatever blend you want. These are very flexible rules.


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