Once upon a time, there was a village of 2,500 inhabitants, perched above the Rhône, in the heart of Provence. A village like many others, not particularly pretty, with a ruined castle and vineyards all around. A village without any particular character and yet famous throughout the world: Châteauneuf-du-Pape.
From Shanghai to New York, from London to Copenhagen, via Paris, Hong Kong or Las Vegas, the wines of Châteauneuf-du-Pape are on the menus of the greatest restaurants, in the most luxurious hotels, in the most famous wine merchants.
How did this small village in the Rhône valley come to this ? Are its terroir, its winegrowers better than its immediate neighbors ? The Popes, do they have something to do with this exceptional success ?