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Red wine 2014 Chateauneuf du Pape AOC La Belle Voyageuse, Rhône, France

Type: Red wine
Quantity: 0.75 L
Alcohol content: 14.5%
Organic labeling: Organic wine
Bottle closue: Natural cork
Registration number: #DdlM-L1301B

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Last reviewed: 24 May, 2016

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) was here in the year 1309 as the first pope in exile, which was followed by further six. One of them was Pope John XXII (1244-1334), born in Cahors, who chose Châteauneuf Castle as his summer residence. He had the château extended to become a summer residence and gave important impulses to viticulture. He had winegrowers from the Cahors area come here to establish viticulture and produce a red wine called "Vin...

See under Garnacha.

Synonym (also Morvede, Mourvede, Mourvèdre Gris, Mourvedre Mataro, Mourvegue, Mourvièdre, Murviedro) for the grape variety Monastrell; see there

The red grape variety comes from France. There are more than 80 synonyms that testify to its great age and worldwide distribution. The most important from a historical point of view, or still used today are Hermitage, Shiraz(Australia), Candive, Marsanne Noir, Petite Sirrah, Petite Syrah, Scyras, Sérène, Serine, Sira, Sirac, Sirah, Syra, Syrac(France); Balsamina, Neiretta Cunese, Neiretta del Monregalese, Neiretta del Rosso, Neiretta di Pinerolo, Neiretta di Saluzzo (Italy); Shiraz(South Africa); Zizak(Montenegro). Although it appears to have synonyms or morphological similarities,...

The red grape variety comes from France. Synonyms are Aubon, Caula, Conese, Coneze, Connoges, Connoise, Counèse, Counoïse, Counoïso, Counoueiso, Grosse Rogettaz, Guénoise, Moustardier, Quenoise and Rivier. It must not be confused with the related and morphologically similar Aubun (with which it is often mixed in older vineyards and shares some synonyms). The medium to late ripening vine is susceptible to botrytis. It produces acidic, peppery red wines, especially for blending. It is a very old variety from the Rhône, which was already mentioned in Avignon in 1626. The variety is registered in numerous appellations on...

Synonym (also Vacarèse, Vacarèze Blanc, Vaccarèse, Vaccarèze, Vaccareso, Vakarez) for the grape variety Brun Argenté; see there.

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