Châteauneuf-du-Pape is a wine-growing region in the southern Rhône valley in France. It is known for producing high-quality red and white wines made from a blend of grape varieties, including Grenache, Mourvèdre, and Syrah for reds, and Clairette, Bourboulenc, and Roussanne for whites.
The wines must be made from a minimum of 80% grapes grown in the Châteauneuf-du-Pape region and adhere to strict production regulations to be given the Châteauneuf-du-Pape designation. The wines are often described as full-bodied, rich, and complex, with high alcohol content, and intense flavours of dark fruit, herbs, aromas and spices, .
The Châteauneuf-du-Pape AOC (Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée) was established in 1936, and is one of the oldest and most prestigious wine regions in France.