Our top quality cuvée, this famous wine comes to you from the Southern Rhône Valley and is named after the "new castle of the Pope" in the signature bottle with the 2 crossed papal keys.
Expect all the power, finesse and aroma of the Southern Rhône's most famous wine, with raspberries, blackberries, a touch of flowers and violets on the nose, and a long complex finish.
Made of 65% Grenache, 15% Mourvèdre, 15% Syrah and 5% Muscardin.
There's a pretty interesting story behind this wine - there are no popes in the Rhône Valley now, so what is this wine all about?
Turns out that the papacy did move to the Rhône from 1309 - 1376. The very first French pope, Clement V, was elected as a compromise to the conflict between the French royal court and the papacy in Rome. Clement V wasn't keen to live in Italy and thus shifted the papal court to France in 1309, where the courtiers developed a taste for the fine wines of the Rhône.