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A striking anecdote!

Located in the very heart of the village of Châteauneuf du Pape, Domaine Duseigneur extends over some thirty hectares of vines aged between 50 and 130 years. Bernard Duseigneur, heir to a family of vines....

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Located in the very heart of the village of Châteauneuf du Pape, Domaine Duseigneur extends over some thirty hectares of vines aged between 50 and 130 years. Bernard Duseigneur, heir to a family of winegrowers for 5 generations and Philippe Faure-Brac, best sommelier in the world in 1992, have been jointly managing the estate for about ten years. Biodynamic cultivation (the estate is a member of Biodyvin) allows the great terroirs of the Châteauneuf du Pape, Lirac and Côtes du Rhône Villages Laudun appellations to be fully expressed.

Our story

We converted the estate from organic to biodynamic in 2002. At that time, we wanted to improve our work, to make the wine more expressive, more vibrant and more revealing of its terroir. Through our insatiable search for quality, we wanted to reveal the purity of our grenaches. At the tasting, we found clear differences in the wines of our colleagues who were leading their vines in Biodynamics. It was a gustatory click that made us embrace this philosophy. Understanding, observing, evaluating, anticipating, testing, adapting are all necessary actions to reveal the terroir that is given to us, there are as many biodynamics as there are terroirs.

Other little stories

To be a winegrower is to be part of a history, to pursue it and to bring it beyond our own existence. We have received land that we will in turn pass on. We must bring her a little more of our passage and make her in a better condition than when she was handed over to us. Two meetings left their mark on me: Philippe Faure-Brac (best sommelier in the world in 1992) who knows wine and vines so well has been able to advise me and support me in my research; Philippe Cambie, Oenologist and undisputed master of Grenache and the Châteauneuf-du-Pape terroir, has been able to help me understand my terroir and help me to restore it in my wines.

The Grenache grape variety continues to challenge me. Châteauneuf-du-Pape is the only place in the world where it expresses itself with such richness and diversity. My first meeting with this grape variety took place during a meal accompanied by a Château Rayas. At just 13 years old, I was tasting this divine nectar for the first time and it has been haunting me ever since. My coming to this terroir of Châteauneuf-du-Pape is perhaps due to this first emotion for this grape variety, as an unconscious quest that would have guided my life. In 2012, almost fifty years later, I had the pleasure of telling Emmanuel Renaud the anecdote during a visit to Château Rayas where I had been invited. This pilgrimage has made me proud today to present my wines and these very great Grenaches.

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2017, Vallée du Rhône - Vaucluse
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