Châteauneuf du Pape

 

A first-choice terroir for Grenache : it’s on these soils that it manages to best express all its aromatic and phenolic potential.

Our plot is situated on the north-side of the appellation at the place-named : Palestor.

It is an ancient plot more than 70 years old planted with Grenache.
As was custom, the dead stocks were replaced by one of the 13 possible grape varieties authorised in the Appellation.

We have conserved this practice and today we recognise 8 different varieties in the plot.
The Grenache associated with Mourvèdre, Syrah, Cinsault, Counoise, Vaccarese for the reds and white Grenache and Clairette allow us to attain all the originality of this “Grand Cru”.

In order to conserve the richness of this plot, its genetic heritage and the complexity brought by the old vine-stocks, all soil-work is carried out using animal traction.
The horse allows us to work much more meticulously than the tractor by avoiding at the same time injury of the old vines and compacting of the soil.