We purchased our 40 year-old vineyard on the sandy soils in the north-eastern part of the appellation in 2009. Picked for the first time in 2010, a remarkable vintage in the Rhone Valley, partly destemmed grapes were fermented by natural yeast, before the wine took a 14 months rest in the wooden tanks of our cellars.
On the label we honour Jean XXII. Native of Cahors, he was the first pope to choose for Avignon as residence. As well, he planted the papal vineyards and ordered to build a new castle (château neuf) in the place that should become Châteauneuf-du-Pape.
This wine is made from a majority of Grenache, assisted by a few grapes of Mourvèdre: Lightly coloured, a fine and elegant nose, juicy, straight and mellow on the palate. After having been presented at different wine fairs and events all over Europe this spring, this daughter of Châteauneuf, born in the terroir of the Saintes Vièrges (the Blessed Virgins), a delicate neighbour of La Crau, is now ready to expose herself to your palates.
Of good spirit, our female pope invites you to savour, to drink and to laugh. Is this a veritable devine wine? It’s up to you to taste and see…
We are very happy to announce that we have purchased another 2,5 hectares of vineyards growing on the terroirs of La Crau and La Font du Pape in Châteauneuf-du-Pape, bringing the total surface of our vineyards in the appellation up to 3,75 hectares.