Its origin: Invented by Charles Brotte in 1952, the Fiole du Pape carries with her numerous tales. For some, its origin comes from a great fire in Châteauneuf-du-Pape where a house totally destroyed would only keep its cellar and bottles of Châteauneuf-du-pape distorted by the heat... For others, our ancestral technique consists in twisting our bottles in sand, explaining its sandy texture!
Romantic but untrue! La Fiole was born from a competition of local ceramists. Its theme: "The wild movement of the grenache vine twisted in the strong Provence Mistral wind". Charles Brotte taking part in this competition imagined an attractive shaped bottle to illustrate the theme. He won this competition and decided to take the opportunity to make a wine nobody else would have thought of. A wine the world would enjoy and he would, 70 years down the wine remains famous.
Its conception: Inspired by Champagne where producers make non-vintage wines in order to ensure consistency of style, Charles Brotte came with the idea to apply this process onto his Châteauneuf-du-Pape. A majority of Grenache gives fruit and sweet spices notes; Syrah freshness and structure. 30 to 40% of House Reserve Wines (some aged up to 5 years) bring maturity, smoothness and the same typicity every year.
Its longevity: not satisfied with only being pretty, La Fiole is also the only red Cru in France to be made that way. La Fiole is a popular wine, easy to understand and easy to appreciate. It will charm winelovers from all horizons may they be young, older, men or women, wine experts or wine novices. La Fiole du Pape is bottled at complete maturity in order for you to be able to enjoy it immediately or keep it.
La Fiole du Pape, original, elegant and evoking wines of former times is an ideal gift.
In 2010, La Fiole Côtes du Rhône is created. More accessible, more modern, it is ideal for simple and friendly occasions.