Domain: Clos de l'Oratoire des Papes Clos de l'Oratoire des Papes was named in tribute to the Popes who chose this region for their summer residence. It was established in the 19th century and enjoyed a real boom from the start of the 1920s under the Amouroux family. In 2000, after a period of decline, the property was taken over by the Ogier group, also proprietors of Caves des Papes, and has recovered its prestige. Clos de l'Oratoire des Papes' most distinctive attribute is the exceptional diversity of its soils. The vines are planted on parcels comprised of limestone, safre and rolled pebbles mixed with red clay. The combination of an exceptional terroir and a perfect aspect for the vines (sun and the winds of the mistral) make for a powerful and very characteristic wine.