So, we had a beautiful wine tasting this morning at 8:30 AM but this is France, non? The winery was Skalli one of the many wineries in the Châteauneuf-du-Pape region. Two of the three wines were served with chocolates that were infused with either lavender or thyme… A fascinating degustation du vin. The wines of this region are all different in other words it makes no sense to say I’ve had a chateauneuf -du-Pape. Each can be a blend of 13 different varietals of grapes… Mainly Grenache, Mouvedre and Syrah. We toured the vineyards as well as the village and ruins of the castle of the Pope. The stones are placed to absorb the sunlight and then radiate the heat back to the roots at night.