Rayas

The legend of Châteauneuf-du-Pape.

The wines of Chateau Rayas

"Despite having visited and tasted with Reynaud over a dozen times during the last decade, I still have not figured out what magic takes place in these cellars. Given the extraordinary quality that emerges in the finest years, I can live without the answer!" Robert Parker

The estate was established relatively recently (the vineyards were planted in the early 1920s) by Louis Reynaud who quickly distinguished himself from the typical practices of Châteauneuf du Pape. In this traditionally sun-baked region, one section of the vineyard faces north and the vines here benefit from the refreshing qualities of the pine trees that grow around the property. Louis Reynaud also focused primarily on just one grape variety, Grenache, even though 13 are permitted within the appellation. His son Jacques, who was seen as unconventional, if not eccentric, took over the business and achieved a new pick of quality with the wines through traditional techniques. Today, Château Rayas is managed by his nephew Emanuel Reynaud who consolidates Rayas as one of the Iconic estates from France.

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€195.00 - €3,795.00

Volume (cl)

Parker WA rating

86 - 98

Burghound rating

No choice available on this group

Revue des Vins de France rating

16 - 20

Bettane & Desseauve rating

15 - 19

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Rayas 1988
1 in stock
70609
Red
75
92/100
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Rhône | Châteauneuf du Pape
Rayas 1988
€2,376.00 inc-VAT
€1,980.00 ex-VAT
Rayas 1988 -10% DISCOUNT !
-10%
1 in stock
70608
Red
75
Damaged
92/100
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Rhône | Châteauneuf du Pape
Rayas 1988 -10% DISCOUNT !
€2,138.40 inc-VAT €2,376.00 inc-VAT -10%
€1,782.00 ex-VAT
Rayas 1989
Les Mieux Notés
1 in stock
82317
Red
75
Very slightly damaged
97/100
86/100
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Rhône | Châteauneuf du Pape
Rayas 1989
€3,780.00 inc-VAT
€3,150.00 ex-VAT
Rayas 1989
Les Mieux Notés
1 in stock
82362
Red
75
97/100
86/100
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Rhône | Châteauneuf du Pape
Rayas 1989
€3,780.00 inc-VAT
€3,150.00 ex-VAT
Rayas 2001
1 in stock
91780
Red
75
92/100
91/100
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Rhône | Châteauneuf du Pape
Rayas 2001
€1,188.00 inc-VAT
€990.00 ex-VAT
La Pialade 2012
1 in stock
93306
Red
75
15/20
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Rhône | Côtes du Rhône
La Pialade 2012
€300.00 inc-VAT
€250.00 ex-VAT
La Pialade 2019
0 in stock
93512
Red
75
Out of stock
Rhône | Côtes du Rhône
La Pialade 2019
€204.00 inc-VAT
€170.00 ex-VAT
Rayas 2013 blanc
1 in stock
93545
White
75
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Rhône | Châteauneuf du Pape
Rayas 2013 blanc
€744.00 inc-VAT
€620.00 ex-VAT
Rayas 1986 -10% DISCOUNT !
-10%
1 in stock
93802
Red
75
Level: -4cm
86/100
88/100
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Rhône | Châteauneuf du Pape
Rayas 1986 -10% DISCOUNT !
€1,620.00 inc-VAT €1,800.00 inc-VAT -10%
€1,350.00 ex-VAT
Rayas 1996
1 in stock
94009
Red
75
89/100
88/100
16/20
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Rhône | Châteauneuf du Pape
Rayas 1996
€1,260.00 inc-VAT
€1,050.00 ex-VAT
Rayas 1997
1 in stock
94010
Red
75
89/100
88/100
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Rhône | Châteauneuf du Pape
Rayas 1997
€1,320.00 inc-VAT
€1,100.00 ex-VAT
Rayas 2005 Blanc
1 in stock
94003
White
75
90/100
92/100
19.5/20
17/20
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Rhône | Châteauneuf du Pape
Rayas 2005 Blanc
€780.00 inc-VAT
€650.00 ex-VAT
Rayas 2007 blanc
1 in stock
94005
White
75
94/100
94/100
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Rhône | Châteauneuf du Pape
Rayas 2007 blanc
€780.00 inc-VAT
€650.00 ex-VAT
Rayas 2008 blanc
1 in stock
94006
White
75
93/100
92/100
18.5/20
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Rhône | Châteauneuf du Pape
Rayas 2008 blanc
€780.00 inc-VAT
€650.00 ex-VAT
Rayas 2009 blanc
0 in stock
94007
White
75
94/100
17/20
Out of stock
Rhône | Châteauneuf du Pape
Rayas 2009 blanc
€780.00 inc-VAT
€650.00 ex-VAT
Rayas 2012
1 in stock
94066
Red
75
Very slightly damaged
94-97/100
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Rhône | Châteauneuf du Pape
Rayas 2012
€1,188.00 inc-VAT
€990.00 ex-VAT
La Pialade 2019
0 in stock
94362
Red
75
15/20
Out of stock
Rhône | Côtes du Rhône
La Pialade 2019
€204.00 inc-VAT
€170.00 ex-VAT
Pignan 2012
3 in stock
94360
Red
75
91-94/100
Add to cart
Rhône | Châteauneuf du Pape
Pignan 2012
€504.00 inc-VAT
€420.00 ex-VAT
Pignan 2013
6 in stock
94413
Red
75
86/100
Add to cart
Rhône | Châteauneuf du Pape
Pignan 2013
€468.00 inc-VAT
€390.00 ex-VAT
Vins & Millesimes
1 in stock
94412
Red
75
Add to cart
Rhône | Châteauneuf du Pape
Rayas 2013
€1,188.00 inc-VAT
€990.00 ex-VAT
Rayas 2004
New
1 in stock
94436
Red
75
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Rhône | Châteauneuf du Pape
Rayas 2004
€1,180.00 inc-VAT
€983.33 ex-VAT
La Pialade 2010
New
1 in stock
94523
Red
75
Add to cart
Rhône | Côtes du Rhône
La Pialade 2010
€300.00 inc-VAT
€250.00 ex-VAT
La Pialade 2012
New
1 in stock
94531
Red
75
15/20
Add to cart
Rhône | Côtes du Rhône
La Pialade 2012
€300.00 inc-VAT
€250.00 ex-VAT
La Pialade 2015
New
2 in stock
94544
Red
75
Add to cart
Rhône | Côtes du Rhône
La Pialade 2015
€240.00 inc-VAT
€200.00 ex-VAT
Rayas 1999
New
1 in stock
94507
Red
75
92/100
17/20
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Rhône | Châteauneuf du Pape
Rayas 1999
€1,188.00 inc-VAT
€990.00 ex-VAT
Rayas 2001
New
1 in stock
94816
Red
75
92/100
91/100
Add to cart
Rhône | Châteauneuf du Pape
Rayas 2001
€1,188.00 inc-VAT
€990.00 ex-VAT
Rayas 2007
New
1 in stock
94817
Red
75
95/100
93/100
20/20
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Rhône | Châteauneuf du Pape
Rayas 2007
€1,188.00 inc-VAT
€990.00 ex-VAT
Rayas 2009
New
1 in stock
94767
Red
75
Slightly Damaged
98/100
18.5/20
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Rhône | Châteauneuf du Pape
Rayas 2009
€1,128.00 inc-VAT
€940.00 ex-VAT
Rayas 2009 -5% DISCOUNT !
New
-5%
1 in stock
94573
Red
75
Slightly Damaged
98/100
18.5/20
Add to cart
Rhône | Châteauneuf du Pape
Rayas 2009 -5% DISCOUNT !
€1,254.00 inc-VAT €1,320.00 inc-VAT -5%
€1,045.00 ex-VAT
La Pialade 2019
New
18 in stock
95283
Red
75
Add to cart
Rhône | Côtes du Rhône
La Pialade 2019
€204.00 inc-VAT
€170.00 ex-VAT
Pignan 2012
New
2 in stock
95356
Red
75
91-94/100
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Rhône | Châteauneuf du Pape
Pignan 2012
€504.00 inc-VAT
€420.00 ex-VAT
Pignan 2012
New
2 in stock
95284
Red
75
91-94/100
Add to cart
Rhône | Châteauneuf du Pape
Pignan 2012
€504.00 inc-VAT
€420.00 ex-VAT
Rayas 2007 blanc
New
1 in stock
95286
White
75
94/100
94/100
Add to cart
Rhône | Châteauneuf du Pape
Rayas 2007 blanc
€780.00 inc-VAT
€650.00 ex-VAT
Rayas 2009 blanc
New
2 in stock
95287
White
75
94/100
17/20
Add to cart
Rhône | Châteauneuf du Pape
Rayas 2009 blanc
€780.00 inc-VAT
€650.00 ex-VAT
Rayas 2011
New
3 in stock
95355
Red
75
Add to cart
Rhône | Châteauneuf du Pape
Rayas 2011
€1,188.00 inc-VAT
€990.00 ex-VAT
Rayas 2012
New
1 in stock
95285
Red
75
94-97/100
Add to cart
Rhône | Châteauneuf du Pape
Rayas 2012
€1,188.00 inc-VAT
€990.00 ex-VAT
Rayas 2012 blanc
New
0 in stock
95371
White
75
92-95/100
Out of stock
Rhône | Châteauneuf du Pape
Rayas 2012 blanc
€660.00 inc-VAT
€550.00 ex-VAT
Rayas 2013
New
1 in stock
95372
Red
75
Add to cart
Rhône | Châteauneuf du Pape
Rayas 2013
€1,188.00 inc-VAT
€990.00 ex-VAT

Château Rayas is one of the great names of French wine. Many connoisseurs believe it to be the best in the appellation. It owes its uniqueness to the sandy soils facing due north of the vineyard and to the use of whole harvests to produce this fine wine aged in old casks. The result is breathtaking: a wine with an all-Burgundy elegance that quickly makes you forget the traditional Chateauneuf de Pape.

While the red Rayas is produced with 100% Grenache the white Rayas is produced with Grenache Blanc and Clairette.

The second wine, still a Chateauneuf du Pape, is called "Pignan", which can also be considered one of the best examples of the appellation. 

Only small quantities are produced, 10,000 to 20,000 bottles of first wine and depending on the vintage up to 12,000 bottles of second wine. 

Under the appellation Côtes du Rhône the brands "Fonsalette" in red (Grenache, Cinsaut and Syrah, as well as a pure Syrah) and white (Grenache Blanc, Marsanne and Clairette), as well as "La Pialade" are produced which are presenting a common profile, same vinification, with Rayas but accessible younger.

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