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Chateauneuf du Pape Wine tour
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Departure from Avignon

From April to October included

65
   
Date  
Number of visitors
Adults (12+)
Children (4-12)
Total: 65

Description

Today discover the wine region of Chateauneuf du Pape, one of France's most famous appellations. Châteauneuf-du-Pape exists as red and white wine, with the large majority of the wines produced being red. The appellation rules do not allow rosé wines to be made. The wines have traditionally been packaged in distinctive, heavy dark wine bottles embossed with papal regalia and insignia, however in recent times a number of producers have dropped the full papal seal.

Châteauneuf-du-Pape is traditionally cited as allowing thirteen grape varieties to be used for red wine, Grenache noir being the most common variety, although some producers use a higher proportion of Mourvèdre. In white Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Grenache blanc and Roussanne provides fruitiness and fatness to the blend while Bourboulenc, Clairette and Picpoul add acidity, floral and mineral notes. Finally, the characteristic terroir of Châteauneuf-du-Pape comes from a layer of stones called galets ("pebbles"). The rocks are typically quartzite and remnants of Alpine glaciers that have been smoothed over millennia by the Rhône River. The stone retains heat during the day and releases it at night which can have an effect of hastening the ripening of grapes. The stones can also serve as a protective layer to help retain moisture in the soil during the dry summer months.


Today discover the Chateauneuf du Pape and Tavel wine regions. This tour is an introduction / educational trip about the wines of the Rhône valley famous terroirs and french model AOC's, agriculture, geography and landscapes. Enjoy a half-day wine tour with your wine expert including visits and wine-tasting in 2 wine properties located in 2 different appellations:


Appellation Tavel: the pink wines are dry, crisp and refreshing, perfect on summer days

Appellation Chateauneuf du Pape: one of the finest wines (red and white) in the Rhone valley


Inclusions / Exclusions

Inclusions

1. English speaking guide
2. Hotel pick up and drop off
3. Visit and tasting in 2 wineries
4. Transport by air conditioned minivan

Exclusions

1. Entrance fees unless specified
2. Meals and drinks, unless specified
3. Gratuities
4. Personal insurance and expenses

Meeting point

Pick up at your hotel in Avignon

Pick up information

Hotel pick up in Avignon center only
Return at your hotel

Additional information

Additional information

Availability:
Tuesdays, Fridays - Afternoons

- This tour must be booked at least 48 hours in advance of your travel date
- Maximum 8 persons per tour
- Tour requires minimum 2 passengers (adults) to operate
- Tour is operated in English, French and Spanish
- This tour is not wheelchair accessible


Price information

- Prices are listed as a guide only
- Tour not suitable for infants under the age of 4
- Children aged 4 - 12 years: half price
- Prices are per person
- Currency is in Euro


Possible languages: English, Español, Français