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Châteauneuf du Pape: The Wine Lover’s Wine

Situated in southern France‘s crowd pleasing Provence between Avignon and Orange, Châteauneuf du Pape is more than a mere French medieval hilltop village (though that in itself is pretty impressive). The world of Châteauneuf du Pape revolves solidly around making some of the world’s most finest red wines. In fact, it’s so well known for being a first class wine, that some may forget that it’s actually a place.

The wine, while it can vary year to year, is so easily identifiable to Châteauneuf du Pape, the true wine enthusiast will recognize it straight away. Its character is difficult to explain, and for some it is difficult to embrace wholeheartedly. However, patience and a keen sense of smell and taste will make you a fan, if one can be called a fan of wine. The classic side of this wine can appeal to most wine lovers because of its fruity flavors: raspberry, cherry and even blueberry. But it also takes on faint fragrances of regional spices, herbs and flowers such as lavandar and violets so common to Provence. Rounding out this rich mix of scents is the distinctive earthiness indicative of a great Châteauneuf du Pape.

The area houses many wine producers perfect for a a few days of exploring the region while making important stops to sample wines.

For those of you bursting at the seams to taste and sample the lovely wines of the region, and of course to discover the inimitable area of Provence, the best way to do so would be to fly into Avignon, rent a car, check into a relaxing bed and breakfast and explore to heart’s desire. Perfectly situated for the wine lover is Apres la sieste, a beautiful maison d’hote in Saint Laurent des arbres, which couldn’t be more charming. You’ll be in great company because one of the owners is a wine expert and will have precious information for you while on your wine quest.

Maison d’hôtes Après la sieste
Jacques Nhamias et Chloé Minet
358 rue Alexis Martin – 30126 St Laurent des Arbres
Téléphone : +33 04 66 50 33 94 ou 06 61 84 58 40
Website: Apres la sieste