The World Atlas of Wine

Extract: Châteauneuf

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Châteauneuf-du-Pape the place is no more than a stoney village in arid, scented Provençal countryside, dominated by a ruined papal summer palace. The wine that bears its imposing name, though, is the magnificent standard-bearer for the dynamic southern Rhône, making France’s most potent, and some of its most individualistic, wines – both red and white.



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