Châteauneuf du Pape & Tavel

Experinece the AOC Châteauneuf-du-Pape, the flagship wine of the southern Rhone Valley and one of the greatest French wines.

Wine tasting, Food tasting, Walking & Sightseeing
€560.00
  • 2 persons and more: €280.00 per person
  • 3 persons and more: €186.67 per person
  • 4 persons and more: €140.00 per person
  • 5 persons and more: €112.00 per person
  • 6 persons and more: €93.33 per person
  • 7 persons and more: €80.00 per person
  • 8 persons and more: €70.00 per person
Tour date

When to book - availability

From 1 April to 31 November

Highlights

  • 3 to 5 domains to visit
  • 12-20 wines to taste
  • Lunch in a selected restaurant
  • Visit a wine museum
  • Visit a few wineries
Languages: English, French
Duration: 8 hours
Group size: 4-8
Starting / Meeting point: Pick-up directly at your Hotel/ Boats
Description

We’ll walk along the narrow winding streets dotted with fountains up to the castle built by Pope John XXII.  In the fourteenth century, Pope John XXII had a fortress built in Châteauneuf and ordered the cultivation of the famous vineyard.

First we’ll visit a wine museum which contains a large collection of tools used in wine making dating back to the sixteenth century.

Then we’ll visit a few wineries and taste several wines . Then we’ll drive to Tavel to taste the most historically renowned rosés in France which were much appreciated by the kings of France.

REGIONAL OVERVIEW

Climate

Very dry Mediterranean climate.

Soil

Extreme grape maturation is further accentuated by the famous rolled, quartz pebbles that store heat during the day to warm the grapes throughout the night.

Châteauneuf-du-Pape owes its greatness to a combination of severe weather conditions, a unique cultivation method and a structured, rich aroma through the use of many varieties. Grenache is the dominant variety used for reds and White Grenache, Clairette, Bourboulenc and Roussanne for whites.

Reds: are wonderfully complex. Powerful, full-bodied and balanced, they are further developed in the mouth. It has a powerful nose with notes of undergrowth. The intense garnet hints at a wide range of aromas: ripe fruit, cassis, blackberries, and spices. The best vintages can be enjoyed over several decades.

Rosés: Welcome to the land of Rosé. Tavel is the only AOC in France to produce only rosé wines. And these rosé wines are dry – bone dry.Grenache reigns as the primary varietal for the Tavel blends.. Flavors found in good Tavel wines are spice & berries – nothing reminiscent of the sweet rosés.

Whites: have a golden color, are low-acid and slightly soft. Well-rounded, they are very rich and aromatic, with notes of backed fruit and flowers that change to subtle aromas of honey and wood with age.

What's included

  • Transfer by car
  • 12 -20 wines tasting
  • Lunch in a typical
  • Provencal restaurant
  • Bilingual guide
  • Wineries visit
  • Visit a wine museum

Cancellations

Cancel up to 2 days before to get a full refund.

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SKU
FR38-08
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