The Fines Roches
castle history

And a bit of Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Alphonse Daudet

Alphonse Daudet
" We went up to the poet Anselm Mathieu’s at Châteauneuf-du- Pape, famous for its vineyards , which were for a long time the most renowned in Provence . Oh ! the wine Of the popes, the golden, royal, imperial, pontifical wine ! we drank it there on the shore, singing Mistral’s verses the while, new fragments Of the Iles d’Or. "