Chateau Saint-Esteve d'Uchaux

Thérèse and Marc Français 
Route de Sérignan 84100 Uchaux
Tel. 490 406 238
Direct sale: Monday - Saturday 9.30-12.00 and 14.30-18.00
July - August open on Sundays.
Mail: chateau.st.esteve@wanadoo.fr
Web: www.chateau-saint-esteve-d-uchaux.com

The property has been in possession of the family since 1809. 
Different kinds of agriculture have been important through the 200 years.
There have been a production of silk/silk worms, at a time it was quite a big sheep farm and for a time production of garange a plant from where red dye is made.

The first vintage bottled at the domain was 1961. Marc Français started to work with his father Gérard Français in 1973.
Gérard Français' pride is his Cotes du Rhone Villages Blanc Cuvée Vionysos made from Viognier, a grape he has introduced at the domain.

Today vines are the most important crop. 
The domain covers 250 ha. of which 52 ha is planted with vines.
45 ha. in Uchaux, 5,5 ha. in Sérignan and 2 ha. in Mondragon.
The white wines from the estate are well known and are served at many good restaurants. 11,5 ha. of the vineyards are with white varieties.

The vineyards are certified agriculture biologique since vintage 2009

Wines

Cotes du Rhone Villages Massif d'Uchaux
2009: 66% Grenache and 34% Syrah. 45-years-old vines 
30% aged in barriques for 12 months.

Cotes du Rhone Villages Massif d'Uchaux
Grande Réserve 
2009: 60% Grenache and 40% Syrah.

Cotes du Rhone Villages Vieilles Vignes
2009: 60% Syrah and 40% Grenache. 1/3 aged in barriques.

Cotes du Rhone Villages Blanc Cuvée Vionysos 
2010: 99% Viognier. Notre 1ère spécialité.

Cotes du Rhone Cuvée Friande 
2010: 9
0% Grenache and 10% Syrah. 12-15-years-old vines.

Cotes du Rhone Tradition 
2011: 80% Grenache and 20% Syrah. 


Cotes du Rhone Rosé Tradition
2011: Grenache, Syrah and Mourvedre.

Cotes du Rhone Blanc
2011: 100% Viognier.

Cotes du Rhone Tradition Blanc
2010: 70% Roussanne and 30% Grenache Blanc.

IGP Méditerranée Rondoletto  
2009: Grenache og Syrah.

IGP Méditerranée 
2009: 100% Syrah.

IGP  Vaucluse Blanc
2012: 100% Chardonnay.

Secial Privilege
100% Chadonnay. Methode Traditionelle - Brut


Marc Français at Decouvertes 2013 in Avignon

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Update 29-12-2014