Domaine du Comte Christophe De Courten

Gaëlle and Christophe De Courten
13, Chemin du Bois de la Ville 84230 Chateauneuf du Pape
Tel. +33 626 567 350
Direct sale: All days 10.00-20.00 by appointment
Mail:  domaineducomtechdecourthen@gmail.com
Web: http://www.domaine-comte-ch-de-courten.fr/

Christophe De Courten's mother Aline Courten drive (as a widow) for a number of years the property Domaine Le Vieux Calcernier (Chateauneuf du Pape was until 1903 named Chateauneuf de Calcernier) She has been helped in reasent by her two sons Comte Christophe and William and decided in 2014 to let the two sons take over the 10 hectares of Chateauneuf du Pape belonging to her domain. 
(The word "Comte" is not a name, but a nickname according to Swiss tradition for the eldest son.)
Christophe's father descended from an Italian family, who in the late Middle Ages was the Pope's envoy in Switzerland.
Christophe, makes his wines in the renovated cellars at 13, Chemin du Bois de la Ville, where his mother's wines were made. First vintage was 2015.

Chateauneuf du Pape 
2016: 70% Grenache, 20% Syrah. Partly aged in barrels.

Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvée Speciale
2016: 60% Grenache, 30% Syrah, 10% Cinsault. Partly aged in barrels.

Chateauneuf du Pape La Reserve du Cygne
2016: 60% Grenache, 40% Syrah. Partly aged in barrels.

Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc
2017: 50% Roussanne, 50% Clairette. 

 


Carine de Courten


Comte Christophe de Courten. Photo is from the domain's website.

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