Domaine Duseigneur

Bernard
Duseigneur
14, Chemin des Garrigues 84232 Chateauneuf du Pape
Tel. +33 466 500 257
Direct sale: For the moment by appointment
Mail: info@domaineduseigneur.com
Web: www.domaineduseigneur.com  

In 1967 the domain was established by Jean Duseigneur when he - as many other winegrowers - went back to his homeland from Algeria.
At that time most of the fields were covered with trees and he had to remove them to plant vines.
In 1988 his son
Frédéric Duseigneur joined his father and in 1992 he took over, later joined by his brother Bernard.
Since 2004 the vineyards have been certified biodynamique (Member of Biodyvin, International Bio-dynamic Vinegrowing Syndicate). All the work at the domain in vineyards or "cellar activity is restricted to the most appropriate period of the Biodynamic calendar."
Also since 2004 the well known wine writer and owner of
Le Bistrot du Sommelier in Paris, Philippe Faure-Brac, has been advising and involved in the winemaking especially of the remarkable Cotes du Rhone Village Laudun which has his name on the label.
Since 2007 another capacity Phillipe Cambie is advising at the domain.

In 2012
Frédéric Duseigneur left the partnership with his brother to make a consulting firm of his own aimed at biodynamic farming and winemaking.
In 2013 Bernard Duseigneur bought the 12 ha vineyards Domaine Monpertuis in Chateauneuf du Pape and from vintage 2013 he will make Chateauneuf du Pape with the name Domaine Duseigneur. In vintage 2011-2012 he made a Chateauneuf du Pape from these vineyards by the name

After this purchase the domain covers  (December 2014) 13 ha Chasteauneuf du Pape, 4,5 ha Lirac, 14 ha Cotes du Rhone Village Laudun, 2,5 ha Cotes du Rhone and 0,34 ha IGP.

Wines:

Chateauneuf du Pape Catarina
2016: 90-100% Grenache with some Syrah and Mourvedre. 60-years-old vines at
3 lieux-dits Colombis, Bois de la Ville and Grand Devès, "galets roulés, sables et calcaires". Aged in demi-muids for 12 months.

Chateauneuf du Pape Joanna
2015: 100% Grenache from up to 135-years-old vines at lieu-dit Colombis.
15 hl./ha. 4-5 weeks of maceration. Aged in older demi-muids for 18 months.

Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc Catarina
2016: 100% Clairette. Partly vinified and matured in steel tank and partly in new
demi-muids sur lie with bâtonnage for 8 months.

Lirac l'Astrolabe
2015: Mainly Syrah. Aged in 1-2-years-old demi-muids for 12 months.

Lirac Antarès
2014: 60% Grenache and 40% Mourvèdre. 50-years-old vines. Grenache matured in cement tank. Mourvedre aged in 3-4-years old demi-muids for 12 months.

Cotes du Rhone Village Laudun par Philippe Faure Brac
2015: 60% Grenache and 40% Syrah. 50-years-old vines
Aged in older demi-muids for 12 months.

Cotes du Rhone Village Odyssé
2016: 60-80% Grenache and 20-40% Syrah depending of the vintage.

IGP Vaucluse Minha Terra
2015: 100% Syrah.

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Bernard Duseigneur. Decouvertes in Avignon March 2013.
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 Philippe Faure Brac and Bernard Duseigneur.
Photo from Facebook posted August 2014


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A parcel of one ha replanted with Mourvedre 2012 
In the background you see the ruins of the Pope's palace
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Situated by the entrance to the parking place you are at the highest point in the appellationen. The mistral can be very strong here. 
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The old Grenache vines at a parcel at lieu-dit Colombis
by Route de Roquemaure are up to 130-years-old


This vine is a very old Clairette. 
This photo is like the one of the old Grenache is taken on 9th April 2014.

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