Chateau Gigognan

Jean-Francois Henin
Chemin du Castillon 1180, 84700 Sorgues
Tel. +33 490 395 746
Direct sale: Monday-Saturday 9.00-18.00


Jacques Callet bought the domain in 1996, and since then extensive renovations have been made of the buildings and built modern wine-making facilities on the old cellars.
Jacques Callot died in July 2016. His heirs then sold the domain to the financier (oil, energy) Jean-Francois Henin in 2017,
who in the financial world was referred to as Mozart de la finance.
New wine cellar is under construction and is expected to be ready for use by the autumn of 2018.
There are 72 ha. to the domain: 30 ha. Chateauneuf du Pape, 20 ha. Cotes du Rhone Village and 22 ha. Cotes du Rhone.

In 2017 Mr. Henin also
has bought Domaine de Terre Ferme, which in 2006-2017 belonged to the negociant company Jaboulet, who has made an excellent Chateauneuf du Pape from
the vineyards here - 11 ha, with 80% Grenache and 20% Mourvedre. This acquisition may certainly make the domain's wines from Chateauneuf du Pape more interesting - and perhaps also more expensive. There will also be the basis for a white wine from here.
vineyards of Gigognan have been certified agricultural biologique since 2010, and this is also the case for Terre Ferme
's vineyards.

Wines: (There will probably be changes from the year 2018. The domain's website has not been updated resently)

Chateauneuf du Pape Clos du Roi
60% Grenache, 30% Syrah and 10% Mourvedre.
70% matured in cement tank and 30% aged in 1-year-old barriques.

Chateauneuf du Pape Saint-Josef
60% Grenache, 30% Syrah and 10% Mourvedre.
70% matured in cement tank and 30% aged in 1-year-old demi-muids.

Chateauneuf du Pape Cardinalice
80% Grenache planted in 1939 and 20% Syrah. 15 hl/ha.
Aged in demi-muids or barriques (25% new) for 12-18 months

Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc Clos du Roi
Roussanne, Grenache Blanc and Clairette.
Fermented and aged in barriques for 9 months.

Cotes du Rhone Village Bois des Moines
2015: 50% Grenache and 50% Mourvedre.

Cotes du Rhone Vigne du Prieuré
2016: 45% Grenache, 30% Syrah, 20% Mourvedre 5% Carignan.

Cotes du Rhone Rosé Vigne du Prieuré
2016: 60% Cinsault and 40% Mourvedre. Press direct.

Cotes du Rhone Blanc Vigne du Prieuré
2016: 70% Roussanne, 20% Clairette, 5% Marsanne and 5% Viognier

Cotes du Rhone Blanc Viognier
2013: 85% Viognier, 10% Roussanne and 5% Marsanne. 15% fermented in barriques.


Chambres d'Hotes are for rent at the domain

Jean-Francois Henin

The vinificationcellar - until 2018?

The new vinifikationcellar shuold be ready for vintage 2018

Maybe new cuvées and maybe new labels since the new owner took over.

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Updated 2019-01-12