The Wine

This is a bottle of La Fiole du Pape Chateauneuf-du-Pape.

The weird bottle shape represents the gnarled and twisted vines typical of the region due to their struggle of growing against the Mistral wind. “Pape” evokes the cru of Châteauneuf-du-Pape as well as the presence of the Popes in the region and village in the Middle Ages. The bottle’s golden anthracite grey powder recalls wines of former times.

Although a non-vintage wine, and mocked by wine snobs, La Fiole du Pape Chateauneuf-du-Pape is the best-selling Chateauneuf-du-Pape in the world.

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