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Clos des Papes

The winery is located in the municipality Châteauneuf-du-Pape in the area of the same name in the southern Rhône Valley. It has been owned by the Avril family for around 300 years. Today it is managed by Paul Avril, who is supported by his son Vincent. The vineyards cover 32 hectares. They are planted with the red varieties Grenache Noir (70%), Mourvèdre (20%), Counoise, Muscardin, Syrah and Vaccarèse, as well as with the white varieties Bourboulenc, Clairette, Grenache Blanc, Picpoul and Roussanne. The red Châteauneuf-du-Pape is produced with an extreme yield restriction of around 18 hl / ha. It unfolds after six to ten years at the earliest and is extremely storable. The two French Presidents Charles de Gaulle (1890-1970) and Georges Pompidou (1911-1974) counted this Châteauneuf-du-Pape among theirs favorite wines,

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