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The second wine called Pignan is very similar to Château Rayas. In some years, Château Rayas will not be made and the entire crop is sold as Pignan. This wine has similar flavours to Château Rayas but not quite the intensity and staying power. It is, however, to be ranked with other top wines from Châteauneuf-du-Pape and is sold at half the price of Château Rayas.