Châteauneuf du Pape
Located in the Rhône valley, Châteauneuf du Pâpe is one of France’s top appellations. The quality of the wines comes from the terroir which, as well as enjoying a hot Mediterranean climate, has unique properties. The soil is made up of large pebbles or ‘galets’. These soak up the sun during the hot summer days and release their heat back into the ground at night. The resulting wines are rich and full-bodied. Look out for Côtes du Rhône wines from this area too as they will often have the same properties.