Terroir & Vineyards
The family estate consists of 11 hectares (27 acres) in the finest terroirs of Châteauneuf-du-Pape.
An imposing ground with huge pebbles
The estate’s terroirs are located on a stony plateau and are sandy or chalky, depending on the plot.
The soils of Châteauneuf-du-Pape are covered with large pebbles that are heated by the sun and release steady gentle warmth through the day. This interaction promote grape maturity and concentration.
The Domaine has a mosaic of traditional grape varieties, which impart aromatic complexity, balance and power to the wines.
For the reds: chiefly Grenache Noir, supplemented by Syrah and Mourvèdre.
For the whites: Roussanne, Bourboulenc, Clairette, Grenache Blanc.
All our grapes are hand picked
Harvesting takes place in mid-September. The grapes are loaded in crates, and vinified at our winery in the village.
This wine is a tribute to the grandfather of the owner: Sophie Kessler-Matière. Pierre Troupel had bright blue eyes and was making French blue Cheese “Bleu d’Auvergne”.