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Weißwein 2020 Chateauneuf-du-Pape AOC, Rhône, France

Type: Weißwein (White wine)
Quantity: 0.75 L
Alcohol content: 13.5%
Bottle closure: Natural cork
Registration number: #267925

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Last reviewed: 12 October, 2021

The history of this famous French wine in the southern Rhône is closely linked to the Roman Catholic Church. From 1309 to 1377, the city of Avignon was the seat of the popes and, from 1378 to 1408, of two counter-popes. Clement V (1264-1314) became the first Pope in exile here in 1309, followed by six more. One of them was Pope John XXII (1244-1334), born in Cahors, who chose Châteauneuf Castle as his summer residence. He had the castle converted into a summer residence and gave important impulses to viticulture. He brought in winegrowers from Cahors, who established viticulture here and produced a red wine called "Vin d'Avignon". This was, so to speak,...

The Rhône, over 800 kilometres long, is one of the most important wine rivers in the world. Like all bodies of water, it has a positive effect on viticulture or creates the conditions for it by forming valley slopes, some of which are very steep. The river rises at the Furka Pass as a glacial stream in the Swiss Alps of Uri, flows through the canton of Valais and Lake Geneva under the name Rotten, crosses the French border, turns south from Lyon and flows into the Mediterranean south of Arles-sur-Rhône. In the 6th century BC, the Greeks founded the Rhône. The Greeks founded the city of...

France is a relatively young wine-growing country compared to Greece and Italy. The first vines were brought in the 6th century BC by the Greeks, who founded Massalia (Latin Massillia = Marseille) in the southwest on the Mediterranean coast. At this time, the land, which was only later called Gaul by the Romans, was inhabited by various tribes of Celts (Allobrogians, Ambians, Arvernians, Biturians, Cenomans and others in France, Noricans in Bavaria and Austria). A lively trade developed and the Greeks covered the demand. When the Greeks migrated to the Po Valley in the 5th century, they got to know Italian wine and began to import it. The later...

Synonym for the grape variety Biancone di Portoferraio; see there.

This white grape variety comes from France. The name is derived from the rust-red (roux) coloured berries. Synonyms are Barbin, Bergeron, Courtoisie, Fromental, Fromental Jaune, Fromenteal, Fromenteau, Greffon, Greffou, Martin Cot, Martin Rot, Petite Roussette, Picotin Blanc, Plant de Seyssel, Rabellot, Rabelot, Ramoulette, Rebellot, Remoulette, Rosana, Roussane, Roussanne Blanc, Roussette, Rusan, Rusan Belyi and Rusan Blan.Despite seemingly suggestive synonyms or morphological similarities, it must not be confused with the varieties Altesse, Courbu Blanc (Courtoisie), Gringet, Marsanne, Rosé du...

The white grape variety originates from France. The name means "bright white" or "shiny" and probably refers to the white hairs on the underside of the leaves. Synonyms are Blanc Laffite, Blanquette, Blanquette de Limoux, Blanquette du Midi, Clairet, Clairette Blanche, Clairette de Limoux, Clairette Pouchudo, Clarette Pounchudo, Clairette Verte, Clarette, Fehér Clairette, Gaillard Blanc, Kleret, Klaret Belyi, Muscade, Oeillade Blanche, Osianka, Osyanka, Petit Blanc, Petit Kleret, Pignola Bianca, Uva Gijona, Vivsianka, Vivsyanca and Vivsyanka. It must not be confused with the Bourboulenc (Clairette à Grains Ronds), Picardan or Piquepoul...

The white grape variety originates from France. Synonyms are Asprokondura, Blanquette, Blanquette Menue, Bourboulenco, Bourbouleng, Bourboulenque, Bourbounenco, Burbulen, Clairette Dorée à Paulhan, Clairette à Grains Ronds, Clairette Dorée, Doucillon, Malvoisie, Ondenc, Pe Comprido, Picardan, Roussette and Roussette du Vaucluse. It must not be confused with the Clairette, Ondenc, Picardan or Roussette (Roussaou) varieties, despite seemingly suggestive synonyms or morphological similarities. There is no genetic or historical evidence for a Greek ancestry suspected by some ampelographers. According to...

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