“Getting to Know Our Wines” Series - Chateau du Pays

“Getting to Know Our Wines” Series - Chateau du Pays

Visit Us on the Web – Click Here Our “Getting to Know Our Wines” series continues today with a very historic wine.  Remember, this week’s featured wine is available at our winery in Greenwood Village, today ONLY, for a 10% discount.  Today’s Featured Wine is: Chateau du Pays This wine is also known as Chateauneuf du Pape which means “new castle of the Pope.”  Chateauneuf is a blend of Grenache, Syrah and Carignan; in the style of wines from a portion of the southern Rhone Valley, and located between Orange and Avignon.  The wine is named after the summer residence of the Roman Catholic popes who were exiled to Avignon in the 14th century.  In the early 1920s, this region was the first in France to adopt strict wine making rules.  Wines barring the embossed Papal Coat of Arms above the label indicate that they are estate bottled wines.  We think you might notice flavors of many berries, including: cherry, raspberry and blackberry.  You might also notice hints of plum combined with notes of pepper and chocolate.  This heavy, dry red wine goes nicely with roasted game, pasta and heavy meat sauces, baked or roasted vegetables, risotto and mild cheeses. Our 2009 Chateau du Pays won a Bronze Medal at the 2009 San Antonio Wine Fest Competition. Share this Post on Facebook by Clicking Below: http://www.facebook.com/share.php?u=http://makingwineindenver.wordpress.com/2010/06/01/making-wine-in-denver-chateau-du-pays




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