Is 2011 a good year for Châteauneuf-du-Pape?

The plethora of good vintages has helped keep prices down for most wines. But there are some very nice wines from this semi-maligned vintage that are worth looking at. 2011 Chateauneuf du Pape is a drinker’s vintage. The wines offer more complexity, depth and riper fruit than found in 2008.

What year is the best Châteauneuf-du-Pape?

The Best Vintages of Chateauneuf du Pape 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2012, 2010, 2009, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2003, 2001, 2000, 1998, 1995, 1990, 1989, 1988, 1985, 1981, 1978, 1970 and 1961. Keep in mind, most wines from Chateauneuf du Pape are at their best during their first 8 to 12 years of life.

What is the most expensive bottle of Châteauneuf-du-Pape?

Most Expensive Chateauneuf-du-Pape Wine

Wine Name Grape Avg Price
Chateau de Beaucastel Chateauneuf-du-Pape Grand Cuvee Hommage a Jacques Perrin, Rhone, France Southern Rhone Red Blend $406
Clos Saint-Jean Chateauneuf-du-Pape Sanctus Sanctorum, Rhone, France Grenache (Garnacha) $316

How much is a bottle of Châteauneuf-du-Pape?

Cheapest Chateauneuf-du-Pape Wine

Wine Name Grape Avg Price
Domaine Brunely Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Rhone, France Grenache – Syrah $27
Cellier des Princes Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Rhone, France Southern Rhone Red Blend $28
Domaine Tour Saint-Michel Chateauneuf-du-Pape Cuvee des Deux Soeurs, Rhone, France Southern Rhone Red Blend $28

Is 2016 a good year for Chateauneuf du Pape?

Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2016 red wines have a ‘remarkable density of ripe tannins’ and are, unsurprisingly, among the standard bearers for one of the best Southern Rhône vintages in recent memory. Performances were more mixed for Châteauneuf white wines in general in 2016, but several still made the top scorer list.

What does Châteauneuf-du-Pape pair well with?

Châteauneuf-du-Pape can pair well with just about everything from grilled steak, lamb, duck, stews, braised dishes, and rich seafood dishes. White Châteauneuf-du-Pape wine pairs well with fish, shell fish, lobster, crab, sushi and chicken.

Why is Châteauneuf-du-Pape so expensive?

The vineyards are famously covered in ‘galets’ or ‘pudding stones’, large pebbles that absorb the sun’s heat by day and release it overnight, thus helping ripen grapes to produce wines of generally high alcohol. For many people Châteauneuf-du-Pape will be amongst the most expensive wines they will ever buy.

What is the best Chateauneuf-du-Pape?

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  1. 2010 Domaine du Pegau Chateauneuf-du-Pape Cuvee Inspiration.
  2. 2007 Domaine de la Janasse Chateauneuf-du-Pape Cuvee XXL.
  3. 1989 Domaine du Vieux Telegraphe Chateauneuf-du-Pape La Crau.
  4. 2011 Chateau Rayas Chateauneuf-du-Pape Reserve.
  5. 2007 Clos des Papes Chateauneuf-du-Pape.

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Why is Châteauneuf-du-Pape so popular?

Medieval castles, the French countryside off the banks of the Rhône River, the exclusiveness of it’s growing region and the mysteriousness of its blend makes Châteauneuf-du-Pape one of the most exciting and revered wines out there.