The Châteauneuf-du-Pape AOP vineyard
Half the vineyard is comprised of vines of over 50 years old, planted according to ancestral methods and includes a mix of grape varieties such as Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre, and Cinsault…
The terroir is essentially composed of two parts:
The first part, to the north, consists of fertile plateaus, rich in clay-limestone soil, with its famous rolled pebbles, which have ability the store up heat during the day and restore it to the vinestock throughout the night.
Clay and sand make up the rest of the estates vineyard.
Reduction of weeding to the strict minimum.
Use of the 13 grape varieties specified by the appelation.
Use of the appelation bottle.
Production within the appelations geographic sector.
Harvesting by hand.
Yield limited to 35 hl/ha.
This is a summary of how your Châteauneuf-du-Pape is produced.